The Private Patient by P.D. James
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The Private Patient Summary
Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation and a pleasant week recuperating.
The Private Patient Reviews
"Starred Review. Against her relentless intellectual view of our dying earth, James pits the love she finally grants Dalgleish - sufficient to reinvigorate hope and faith so rare in both fiction and reality today." - Publishers Weekly.
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P.D. James Author Biography
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE, better known as P. D.
James, was born on August 3 1920 in Oxford, the eldest daughter of an Inland
Revenue Official. The family moved first to Wales and then, when she was
11, to Cambridge where she
attended the Cambridge High School for Girls. Due to financial pressures
at home she left school when she was 16, first following her father into the tax
office, then working in a theatre where she met her husband, Ernest Connor
Bantry White, who was training to be a doctor.
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