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Barbara Kay: P.D. James is forever ensconced in the Great Canon of British crime writers

Posted on 2014-11-28 13:01:39

Although it can hardly have come as a surprise to her adoring readers, the great British crime writer, P.D. James (the initials stand for Phyllis Dorothy, I have learned for the first time, as I never thought to wonder while she was alive) has died at the ripe old age of 94. She had all her wits about her and had never retired, so one may regret her passing, while hoping one’s own arrives in exactly similar circumstances – peacefully, at home, all ambitions realized and full of international honours. ‘Remarkable in every aspect of her life': Iconic detective novelist P.D. James dies in OxfordLONDON — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England. James’s books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television. Faber, James’s publisher for more than 50 years, said in a statement that she had been “so very remarkable in every aspect of her life, an inspiration and great friend to us all. It is a privilege to publish her extraordinary books. Working with her was always the best of times, full of joy. We will miss her hugely.” Continue reading… An obituary notes that James had always been interested in death. It is said that when Humpty Dumpty was read to her as a little girl, she asked, “Did he fall or was he pushed?” Not content merely to wonder, James took up an eventual career in the forensic science department of Britain’s Home Office, a job that allowed her to support her family, her husband having been “broken” by the war, but which also provided her with the kind of precise and extensive knowledge that would lend verisimilitude and authority to her murder mysteries. Caretaking duties on her husband’s behalf necessitated a long wait before she........

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Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


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Barbara Kay: P.D. James is forever ensconced in the Great Canon of British crime writers

Posted on 2014-11-28 13:01:39

Although it can hardly have come as a surprise to her adoring readers, the great British crime writer, P.D. James (the initials stand for Phyllis Dorothy, I have learned for the first time, as I never thought to wonder while she was alive) has died at the ripe old age of 94. She had all her wits about her and had never retired, so one may regret her passing, while hoping one’s own arrives in exactly similar circumstances – peacefully, at home, all ambitions realized and full of international honours. ‘Remarkable in every aspect of her life': Iconic detective novelist P.D. James dies in OxfordLONDON — Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England. James’s books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television. Faber, James’s publisher for more than 50 years, said in a statement that she had been “so very remarkable in every aspect of her life, an inspiration and great friend to us all. It is a privilege to publish her extraordinary books. Working with her was always the best of times, full of joy. We will miss her hugely.” Continue reading… An obituary notes that James had always been interested in death. It is said that when Humpty Dumpty was read to her as a little girl, she asked, “Did he fall or was he pushed?” Not content merely to wonder, James took up an eventual career in the forensic science department of Britain’s Home Office, a job that allowed her to support her family, her husband having been “broken” by the war, but which also provided her with the kind of precise and extensive knowledge that would lend verisimilitude and authority to her murder mysteries. Caretaking duties on her husband’s behalf necessitated a long wait before she........

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