A Belated Happy Birthday to P.D. James!

by |August 25, 2010

P.D. James recently turned ninety!

Asked whether there would be another Dalgliesh novel, PD James answered, ‘I’m not sure yet. Life has been so busy I have only done 10,000 words in six months. I don’t want the standard to drop and I don’t want a reviewer to be saying: “It’s a remarkable book, for a 91 year-old.” And I don’t want them to say: “It’s not vintage PD James.” If I’m not doing it as well as I have done it in the past, then there is no point in my doing it at all.’

To celebrate P.D. James’ ninetieth birthday we’re selling four of her best loved titles for $7.95 each – that’s a saving of 60%!


Retail Price of Each: $19.95

Booktopia Price of Each: $7.95 SAVE 60%

To browse all titles by P.D. James – click here.

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at booktopia.com.au.

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