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« Dazzling... a book that combines the grace of Jane Austen with the pace of a thriller... as good as anything P.D. James has written and that is very high praise indeed. » Sunday Express
« An elegantly gauged homage to Austen and an exhilarating tribute to the inexhaustible vitality of Jame’s imagination. » Sunday Times
« A treat. » New Statesman
« P.D. James has recreated the world of Jane Austen magnificently. » Sunday Telegraph
P.D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of Arts and has served as a govenor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, wher she was Chairman of the Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council, and as a magistraite in Middlesex and London. She is an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature (US). She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983, and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors.
She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The year is 1803, Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened when, on the eve of the annual ball, a chaise appears, rocking down the path from Pemberley’s wild woodland. As it pulls up, Lydia Wickham – Elizabeth’s younger, unreliable sister – stumbles out screaming that her husband has been murdered.
Editions faber and faber année 2012, ISBN 9780571288007, bon état général, couverture souple, couverture et dos très légèrement marqués sur les coins supérieurs et inférieurs, tranche très légèrement marquée, intérieur frais, livre broché format de 12,5x19,7 cm, 330 pages.