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LONGLIST 2013 – IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
“A sparkling curio that will appeal to both Janeites and Jamesites.”
“Jane Austen herself would have applauded.”
“A great joint achievement, and a joyous read.”
“Death Comes to Pemberley is as good as anything P. D. James has written and that is very high praise indeed.”
“A delight. It reads happily and, as ever in P. D. James’s novels, the settings are beautifully and thoroughly imagined, the descriptions and exact. I can’t think that it could be better done.”
“Brimming with astute appreciation, inventiveness and narrative zest, Death Comes to Pemberley is an elegantly gauged homage to Austen and an exhilarating tribute to the inexhaustible vitality of James’s imagination.”
—The Sunday Times
“Of all the other pens to take up where Austen left off, P. D. James’s is head and shoulders above the rest.”
P. D. JAMES was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of the Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council, and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She is an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature (US). She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983, and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors. She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.See all Product Description
Great sequel to Pride and Prejudice by a master detective novelist...but without Jane Austin's wry observations and wit.Published 5 months ago by Leslie Smith Dow
The language and story was respectful of Austen and brought a continuation of the Pemberly story. Thoroughly enjoyable.Published 11 months ago by JMW 0907
A typically well-written P. D. James novel. She accurately captures Jane Austen's writing style. A very enjoyable read!Published 11 months ago by Leo Steinfeld
Not her best. Regretably her last. I could not force myself to finish which for me is telling. She will be missed.Published 12 months ago by Awordsworth
James is an extremely good writer and good at bringing Jane Austen's character to lifePublished 16 months ago by DOROTHY CARMICHAEL
I have in paperback all the books written by P.D. James and have loved every one, except this one. It is very well written but the story was just not my "cup of tea".Published 17 months ago by hezzie
Now I can imagine what happened to Elizabeth and Mr.D'arcy after their wedding. haven't you? It is exciting to read.
Love reading it!
I find the narrator speaks far to quickly. I love PD James and Jane Austin, so it was so disappointing.Published 20 months ago by Patricia A. Mcclellan