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Time to be in earnest

a fragment of autobiography

by P. D. James

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • James, P. D. -- Diaries.,
  • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries.,
  • Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementP.D. James.
    GenreDiaries.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6060.A467 Z468 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 269 p. ;
    Number of Pages269
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL51672M
    ISBN 10037541066X
    LC Control Number99057603

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in The Importance of Being Earnest and in-depth analyses of Jack Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendolen Fairfax, and Cecily Cardew. Time to Be in Earnest is P. D. James's extraordinary memoir of her early life and time starting out as a novelist, as well as diaries recording her in old age. In this intriguing and very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P. D. James considers the twelve months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, and looks back on her earlier.

    Anna and Jeff have gone to the shelter in Seattle, WA and adopted Earnest, a yellow lab. For a long time, their family was very happy. Earnest went to Anna's flower shop with her during the day, and had fun with Jeff at night. Then Jeff, an architect, secures a job to tear down the house Anna and friends shops are in/5. In , 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 book unlike any she had written before: a personal memoir in the form of a diary.

    Time to Be in Earnest. by P D James. Published by Ballantine Books (Decem ) Price was: $ Price today: $ (Price last checked: Today, AM) out of 5 on Amazon with 93 ratings. Time to Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography by P.D. JAMES. Faber And Faber, Hardcover. Used; Good. No dust jacket. Ex Library. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #


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