A cat of alarming intelligence and an abundance of oddballs and outsiders inhabit Alice Thomas Ellis’ eccentric and charming fictional kingdom.

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

The Booker Prize 1982
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The 27th Kingdom

Alice Thomas Ellis

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Alice Thomas Ellis was born in Liverpool, England. She wrote numerous novels and some non-fiction, including cookery books.
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