The Private Patient

By: James, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James Of Holland Park)

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "When White returned from the Second World War, he was experiencing mental illness, and James was forced to provide for the whole family until her husband's death in 1964. With her husband in a psychiatric institution and their daughters being mostly cared for by his parents, James studied hospital administration and from 1949 to 1968 worked for a hospital board in London. She began writing in the mid-1950s, using her maiden name ("My genes are James genes"). Her first novel, Cover Her Face, featuring the investigator and poet Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard, named after a teacher at Cambridge High School, was published in 1962. Many of James's mystery novels take place against the backdrop of UK bureaucracies, such as the criminal justice system and the National Health Service, in which she worked for decades starting in the 1940s. Two years after the publication of Cover Her Face, James's husband died, and she took a position as a civil servant within the criminal section of the Home Office. She worked in government service until her retirement in 1979. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Private Patient

Author Name: James, P. D. (Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James Of Holland Park)

Categories: Mystery,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A40506

Keywords: Mystery P. D. James An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Oxford, England England Mystery,