Cover Her Face
BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
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Cover Her Face by P. D. James
Book DescriptionA BBC Radio 4 dramatization of an Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Called in to investigate a murder at an Elizabethan manor house, Dalgliesh soon discovers that there is no shortage of motives. As he investigates, the complex secrets and powerful passions of village and family life come into play.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780563528272
(122mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: BBC Physical Audio
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Publish Date: 7-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. D. James
Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, Hardback (October 2016)
As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', the author was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. In this book, four of the best Christmas stories have been drawn from the archives, in which, the author focuses on the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at family gatherings.
Muerte Llega a Pemberley, Paperback (June 2016)
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcys magnificent estate. Elizabeth has found her footing. Elizabeths sister Jane and her husband live nearby; her father visits often; and preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.
Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Paperback (June 2015)
Meet Cordelia Gray: twenty-two, tough, intelligent and now sole inheritor of the Pryde Detective Agency. Her first assignment finds her hired by Sir Ronald Callender to investigate the death of his son Mark, a young Cambridge student found hanged in mysterious circumstances.
Time to be in Earnest, Hardback (May 2015)» View all books by P. D. James
Part diary, part memoir, this book considers the twelve months of the author's life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, and looks back on her earlier life. It is suitable for aficionados of detective fiction, as well as those who have lived through those turbulent years of the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - P. D. James
Phyllis Dorothy James (Baroness James of Holland Park) was born in Oxford on 3 August 1920, the eldest of three children. She was educated at Cambridge Girls' High School but was not given the option of attending university. At sixteen, she followed in her father's footsteps and worked in a tax office in Ely. In 1940 she met Connor White, a young medical student. They married and moved to London, and after qualifying he was drafted into the Royal Army Hospital Corps, serving abroad before returning home mentally ill. With two young daughters to support, James worked as a clerk in the NHS for 5 a week and went to evening school to attain her hospital administration diploma. After qualifying she quickly moved up the civil service ladder. She also began writing - getting up at 5am and working at weekends to complete her first novel, Cover Her Face, which was published in 1963. The book was critically praised but didn't provide enough money to live on. The following year, her husband died. James continued working in the civil service, and in 1968 she took a job at the Home Office, where she was initially involved with forensic investigations and later moved to the criminal policy unit. These positions contributed to the strong factual detail for which her books are well known. She built up a following with a string of novels including A Mind to Murder (1963), Unnatural Causes (1967), Shroud for a Nightingale (1971) and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972). But it was the American publication of her novel Innocent Blood, in 1980, that pushed her onto the bestseller lists and gave her the financial freedom to support herself solely through writing. Her later books include The Skull Beneath the Skin (1982), Devices and Desires (1989), Original Sin (1994), A Certain Justice (1997), Death in Holy Orders (2001), The Private Patient (2008) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011). She did not, however, give up her interest in the public sphere. She served as a BBC governor, Booker Prize judge and chair of the literature panel of the Arts Council. In 1983, James was awarded an OBE, and in 1991 she was awarded her barony. She has also received a number of honorary university degrees, and was awarded the Silver Dagger three times from the British Crime Writers' Association - as well as the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in 1987. In 1997 she was appointed Chairman of the Society of Authors, a post she held until 2013. She died in November 2014, aged 94."
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