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The Lighthouse

by P.D. James

The Lighthouse
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    Nov 2005, 352 pages
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    Oct 2006, 352 pages

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"The greatest mystery of all is the human heart, and that is the mystery with which all good novelists are concerned."

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE, better known as P. D. James, was born in 1920.  Leaving school at 16 due to financial hardships at home, she took a variety of jobs before joining the National Health Service to support her family.  She moved to the Civil Service in 1968 and worked there until she retired to write full-time in 1979.  She wrote her first novel,Cover Her Face, the first in the Adam Dalgliesh series, on the train to and from work  It was published in 1962

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