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"Dazzling. . . . A book that combines the grace of Jane Austen with the pace of a thriller. . . . As good as anything P. D. James has written and that is very high praise indeed." Sunday Express
"The best-loved crime writer and best-known romance in a magic meld. . . . P. D. James takes Pride and Prejudice to places it never dreamed of, and does so with a charm that will beguile even the most demanding Janeite." London Evening Standard
"Brimming with astute appreciation, inventiveness and narrative zest. . . . An exhilarating tribute to the inexhaustible vitality of P. D. James's imagination." The Sunday Times
"In a stroke of genius, [James] has combined our love of Jane Austen and a good murder story." Daily Mail
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. 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, 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 received honorary degrees from 7 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. The author lives in London and Oxford, England.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 4 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 10 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 11 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