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Alice Thomas Ellis

Alice Thomas Ellis

Alice Thomas Ellis (aka Anna Haycraft) was born in Liverpool in September 1932.  Her novels include Birds Of The Air; The 27th Kingdom, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; The Other Side Of The Fire, and Unexplained Laughter.  For several years from 1985 she contributed a column ‘Home Life’ to The Spectator, and later wrote for The Universe (1989-1991) and The Catholic Herald. Her last work was Fish, Flesh and Good Red Herring, A Gallimaufry.  She died in March 2005, aged 72.