Time to Be in Earnest
A Fragment of AutobiographyLarge Print - 2000
In 1997, P. D. James, the much loved and internationally acclaimed author of mysteries, turned seventy-seven. Taking to heart Dr. Johnson's advice that at seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest, she decided to undertake a personal memoir. This enchanting and highly original volume is the result. Structured as the diary of a single year, it roams back and forth through time, illuminating James's extraordinary, sometimes painful, and sometimes joyful life, and reflecting on her writing career and the craft of crime novels. Written with exceptional grace, Time To Be in Earnest is a delight.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press ; Bath, Eng. : Chivers Press, 2000, c1999.
Edition: Large print edition
Characteristics: 555 pages (large print) ;,22 cm.