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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. D. James Narrator: June Barrie Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P.D. James considers the 12 months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, a time to be in earnest as Dr. Johnson had said of his life two centuries ago. Baroness James records and reflects, of her childhood in the 1920s and 1930s, of working as an administrator in the NHS, entering the Home Office, serving as a Governor of the BBC, and eventually entering the Lords. And along the way she deals with her burgeoning career as a novelist. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Linda | 12/20/2013

    " This was disappointing. It is basically excerpts from a diary, which is less than riveting. It offers virtually no insights into the author's character, personality or life. It's almost as if she became tired of people hounding her to learn what she was like, and so turned out something interminably boring to get them off her back. Stick to her fiction, would be my advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by andalucy | 11/8/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading about her childhood, education, and family. I was very interested in her thoughts on writing and her genre. 4 stars for that. I got tired of the political talk and I found the mundane diary details (how her cat acts when she comes home from being gone a few days) rather boring. 2 stars for those sections. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nordia | 11/8/2013

    " Not a fan of this particular item but of P.D. James in general "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennybeast | 11/5/2013

    " A slow-paced, out of date, reluctant autobiography by the somewhat cantankerous British Mystery Icon. I found it completely fascinating. I wish she'd do it again, now that she's added another 15 years to her already long and interesting life. "

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