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The Acts of the Apostles: Acts (Pocket Canons) [Paperback]

P. D. James
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31 Oct 1999 Pocket Canons
Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd (31 Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862419735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862419738
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 10.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,607,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of the Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of its Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London.

She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors.

She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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About the Author

P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of the Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of its Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British Council and as a magistrate in Middlesex and London. She has won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of the Society of Authors. She lives in London and Oxford and has two daughters, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going 14 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this book, but I found it heavy going. I expected it to be more like a novel, rather than being in "biblical" format.
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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good information 26 April 2013
By bob moore - Published on Amazon.com
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The story of how the biblical book came to be written and by who was interesting, although there is a lot newer and more detailed information on the market now.
3.0 out of 5 stars The Apostles 16 April 2013
By Dot Soll - Published on Amazon.com
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Quite entertaining. Fairly well written and an interesting plot. I would recommend this to someone who wnated a light read.
1.0 out of 5 stars not interesting 14 Mar 2013
By Patricia E. Interligi - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this author so I thought this would be another of her mysteries. Wrong, boring drivel. I don't recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars good 4 Mar 2013
By geyejoe - Published on Amazon.com
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This was delivered intact and in a timely manner. Good. Good. Good. Good.Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good.
2.0 out of 5 stars too short the introduction 13 Feb 2013
By Oderda Giuseppina - Published on Amazon.com
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the best part of it (i.e. the PD James introduction) was too short, but the more enjoyable, the acts theyself were boring
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