Monday, 25 March 2013
Death Comes to Pemberley
Phyllis Dorothy James was born in 1920.
She has written 20 novels, but has also done many other things in her life. She spent 40 years working in the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal law Department. She also served as a magistrate and director of the BBC. She is a Life Peer in the House of Lords. What a lady!
James was married in 1941 to an army doctor, who returned from W.W.ll suffering from mental illness. He spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric hospital, while their daughters were raised by grandparents.
James was then able to pursue many interests and collect ideas for future books.
She wrote about the Bennets when she was 91 years old! Amazing!