P. D. James

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness James of Holland Park
OBE
Born Phyllis Dorothy James
3 August 1920 (1920-08-03) (age 93)
Oxford, England
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Genres Crime fiction
Thriller
Dystopian fiction
Spouse(s) Dr. Ernest Connor Bantry White, an Army doctor (m. 1941–1964, his death)
Children 2 daughters, Claire, (b. 1942) and Jane, (b. 1944)


Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (born 3 August 1920) is an English writer of crime fiction. She is commonly known as P. D. James, which is the name her books are published under. She is most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh.[1]

James is a life peer in the House of Lords.[2]

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