WRITER

P. D. James

1920 - 2014

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Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014), known professionally as P. D. James, was an English novelist and life peer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. D. James has received more than 1,207,048 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). P. D. James is the 1,014th most popular writer (up from 1,247th in 2019), the 787th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 949th in 2019) and the 101st most popular British Writer.

P. D. James is best known for her crime novels, the most famous of which is the Adam Dalgliesh series.

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  • 35

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  • 5.38

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  • 3.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, P. D. James ranks 1,014 out of 5,794Before her are Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Vasily Zhukovsky, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Madeleine de Scudéry, Ibn al-Jawzi, and Bernhard Schlink. After her are Rosamunde Pilcher, Kassia, Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1920, P. D. James ranks 56Before her are Prem Tinsulanonda, Shelley Winters, Kaysone Phomvihane, Isaac Stern, John Harsanyi, and Tom of Finland. After her are Sergei Bondarchuk, George Armitage Miller, Baruj Benacerraf, Ivan Kozhedub, Arthur Hailey, and Setsuko Hara. Among people deceased in 2014, P. D. James ranks 48Before her are Pete Seeger, Karlheinz Böhm, Gerald Edelman, Luise Rainer, Yozo Aoki, and Maurice Duverger. After her are Rubin Carter, Hans Hollein, Gyula Grosics, Udo Jürgens, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Dobrica Ćosić.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. D. James ranks 787 out of 6,924Before her are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), John Gielgud (1904), Ian Paice (1948), Derek Jacobi (1938), William Penn (1645), and John Major (1943). After her are Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), Danny Boyle (1956), Thomas Mun (1571), and Ian Curtis (1956).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, P. D. James ranks 101Before her are Philip Pullman (1946), Julian Barnes (1946), Robert Graves (1895), Eleanor Marx (1855), Bernard Cornwell (1944), and Sarah, Duchess of York (1959). After her are Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), James Hadley Chase (1906), Arthur Hailey (1920), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), and Dylan Thomas (1914).