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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 1,618,621 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). P. D. James is the 1,533rd most popular writer (down from 1,014th in 2019), the 1,220th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 787th in 2019) and the 132nd 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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  • 1.6M

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  • 57.45

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, P. D. James ranks 1,533 out of 5,755Before her are Margherita Sarfatti, Giorgio Bassani, Robert Desnos, Anne Desclos, Ghassan Kanafani, and Péter Nádas. After her are Deepak Chopra, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Jan Guillou, Elizabeth George, and Ole Nydahl.

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Among people born in 1920, P. D. James ranks 94Before her are Vilém Flusser, Chiara Lubich, Edmond H. Fischer, Mehdi Ben Barka, Marcial Maciel, and Gottfried Böhm. After her are Meliton Kantaria, Väinö Linna, Jaan Kross, Hans Blumenberg, Ricardo Montalbán, and Cornelis Johannes van Houten. Among people deceased in 2014, P. D. James ranks 82Before her are Tito Vilanova, Jack Bruce, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Alexander Shulgin, Mike Nichols, and Vujadin Boškov. After her are Viktor Tikhonov, Vladimir Beara, Serge Moscovici, Johnny Winter, Jean-Luc Dehaene, and Vasily Petrov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. D. James ranks 1,220 out of 7,765Before her are Thomas Lipton (1848), Ginger Baker (1939), Gareth Jones (1905), Godwin, Earl of Wessex (1001), Roger Fenton (1819), and Keira Knightley (1985). After her are David Byron (1947), George Atwood (1745), John Russell Hind (1823), Jason Isaacs (1963), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), and Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, P. D. James ranks 132Before her are James Murray (1837), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), Michael Moorcock (1939), Samuel Pepys (1633), and Lee Child (1954). After her are Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), Colin Wilson (1931), David Ogilvy (1911), Barbara Cartland (1901), and Ted Hughes (1930).