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PD JAMES: So long to a formidable woman

November 28, 2014

Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

No more Adam Dalgliesh to look foward to.

I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling poorly and confined to my bed, my go-to genre of book is the crime novel. And no better example than the writing of PD James.

One of my favourite Adam Dalgliesh novels is Original Sin (1994) in which the action revolves around the Peverell Press which operates from a marvellous old London building on the banks of the Thames.

Latterly, PD James had written a sequel to Pride & PrejudiceDeath Comes to Pemberly. I’m not a huge fan of such literary endeavours. The book sold very well, and the subsequent TV dramatization was well-received. What was fantastic about the book, though, was that it showed any would-be writer that age has nothing to do with it – James was still producing good work in her nineties.

Death has come to PD James.

This little post is just a thank you for those comfy duvet, coffee, and crime novel days.

Here is a link to the obituary for Ms James in The Guardian.

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