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The private patient

Author: P D James
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the notorious investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Named Person: Adam Dalgliesh, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P D James
ISBN: 9780571242443 0571242448
OCLC Number: 230989862
Description: 395 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: P.D. James.

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When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a  Read more...

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"Although she tackles contemporary social issues with relish, James will still use old-fashioned narrative devices dating back to the golden age of crime fiction. That's because they still work." Read more...

 
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