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The 27th Kingdom

The 27th Kingdom

The 27th Kingdom is to be found in Chelsea, where Aunt Irene lives in a cosy, cluttered ménage with Kyril, her nephew. Their peace, however, is about to be invaded by Valentine, a young postulant sent by her Reverend mother to ‘test her vocation.’

About the Author

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.