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P D James, Roseford Road

1 (41) Roseford Road

History of 1 Roseford Road

1939: (41)

Sidney V James, b 1896, estab civil service clerk

Dorothy M, b 1893

Phyllis D James, b 1920, clerk Cambridge Food Control cttee


Phyllis became famous as the novelist P D James. She went to the Cambridge Grammar School for Girls but had to leave school at 16 to look after her younger siblings.  She then worked in a tax office in Ely for three years and then as assistant stage manager at the Festival Theatre in Cambridge. Her first novel, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962.

(See A Community Remembers: Histon Road p.82)


1962: (1)

Norman F Pinnock



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