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Alice Thomas Ellis
July 05, 2021
The highly praised novelist, columnist for The Spectator, The Oldie, and The Catholic Herald, creator of cookbooks, and Duckworth’s fiction editor, Alice Thomas Ellis was both a smoker and a contrarian. Here, writing in 1993, she writes as both. She expresses skepticism about the expertise of doctors some will feel relevant at the moment. Cat
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Alice Thomas Ellis’s life was overshadowed by tragedy, and so makes great reading in this, the month of death
March 22, 2011
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She was yet another lapsed Catholic estranged by 'the Spirit of Vatican II'
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