Alice Thomas Ellis (born Ann Margaret Lindholm, 9 September 1932 – 8 March 2005) was a British writer and essayist. She was the author of numerous novels and of some non-fiction, including cookery books.
Alice Thomas Ellis (born Ann Margaret Lindholm, 9 September 1932 – 8 March 2005) was a British writer and essayist. Although her married name was Anna Haycraft, she is best known by her nom-de-plume. Ellis was born in Liverpool. Her father was half Finnish, and her mother Welsh. She spent some of her childhood as an evacuee in North Wales, a period she later wrote about in A Welsh Childhood
Alice Thomas Ellis was been short-listed for the Booker prize for this novel. Read such a fascinating novel on my recent flights: Alice Thomas Ellis' "The Sin Eater.
Alice Thomas Ellis was been short-listed for the Booker prize for this novel. She is the author of A Welsh Childhood (autobiography), Fairy Tales and several other novels including The Summerhouse Trilogy, made into a movie starring Jeanne Moreau and Joan Plowright. This was Ellis' first novel but you'd never know, so assured is it. Another entry in the "no characters to like" mode but I loved the book enormously. The Anglo-Welsh in decline, it's mordant, bitter, hysterically funny, wonderfully insightful and a bit of a thriller.
Sin-eater The term sin-eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of I’m reading outside my current database. and because I know very little about Catholic references, I suspect I be missing a great deal in Alice Thomas Ellis’s first book. I do believe I will have spoilers below. But I’m not even sure on that. First, upon launching in I had no idea that a sin-eater is really a thing, and not just a clever book title. So. Had to look that up, googled it
Read such a fascinating novel on my recent flights: Alice Thomas Ellis' "The Sin Eater.
The Inn at the Edge of the World. The Birds of the Air. Alice Thomas Ellis. Fish, Flesh and Good Red Herring.
Alice Thomas Ellis (also writes as Anna Margaret Haycraft), is a novelist and columnist. Ellis has written several novels beginning with The Sin Eater in 1977. She was born in Liverpool, England in 1932. She attended Bangor Grammar School and the Liverpool School of Art. Ellis wrote a weekly column for the Spectator from 1985 to 1989 and for the Catholic Herald from 1990 to 1996. She co-wrote two books on juvenile delinquency with psychiatrist Tom Pitt-Atkins. Ellis also wrote A Welsh Childhood, a book recounting the history of Wales and featuring the photographs of Patrick Sutherland. The novel won the Welsh Arts Council Award.
Author Alice Thomas Ellis often creates a character who is, to put it politely, ‘the cuckoo in the nest. A not-so-polite description would be a character who stirs up or draws trouble. In the trilogy, The Summer House, that character is the flamboyant, promiscuous, middle-aged, Lili. In The Sin-Eater, the trouble maker is the practically-minded Rose who manages Llanelys with a smooth, yet slightly disapproving touch.
Alice Thomas Ellis, who has died aged 72, was known in the literary world under two names. As Alice Thomas Ellis, her pen name, she was a critically acclaimed novelist, whose fiction combined a sense of tragedy with black comedy; she was also columnist for several years of the popular Home Life series in the Spectator, a weekly dispatch featuring domesticity on the edge of chaos
Alice Thomas Ellis was been short-listed for the Booker prize for this novel.
It was Alice Thomas Ellis's habit during the course of her adult life to announce, both in private and in public, that she had . In 1977 she published her first novel, The Sin Eater, under the pseudonym Alice Thomas Ellis.
We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. She also became well known for her weekly columns, "Home Life", in The Spectator. In these she described the inhabitants and guests of her house in Gloucester Crescent, with sharp insight and sympathy.