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Angela Thirkell


(Angela Margaret Thirkell)
UK flag (1890 - 1961)
Cousin of Rudyard Kipling, Mother of Colin MacInnes

Angela Margaret Thirkell was an English and Australian novelist. She also published one novel, Trooper to Southern Cross, under the pseudonym Leslie Parker.

The daughter of a classical scholar, Thirkell was also the cousin of Rudyard Kipling. Her novels, usually peopled with genteel, snobbish characters, are noted for their gentle irony, absurdity of tone, and understated sophistication. Some of her better known novels include Coronation Summer (1937), Pomfret Towers (1938), The Brandons (1939), Northbridge Rectory (1941), Growing Up (1943), Headmistress (1945), Miss Bunting (1946), and The Duke's Daughter (1951).
 

Genres: General Fiction
 
Series
Barsetshire
   1. High Rising (1933)
   2. The Demon in the House (1934)
   3. Wild Strawberries (1934)
   4. August Folly (1936)
   5. Summer Half (1937)
   6. Pomfret Towers (1938)
   7. The Brandons (1939)
   8. Before Lunch (1939)
   9. Cheerfulness Breaks in (1940)
   10. Northbridge Rectory (1941)
   11. Marling Hall (1942)
   12. Growing Up (1943)
   13. The Headmistress (1944)
   14. Miss Bunting (1945)
   15. Peace Breaks Out (1946)
   16. Private Enterprise (1947)
   17. Love Among the Ruins (1948)
   18. The Old Bank House (1949)
   19. County Chronicle (1950)
   20. The Duke's Daughter (1951)
   21. Happy Returns (1952)
   22. Jutland Cottage (1953)
   23. What Did It Mean? (1954)
   24. Enter Sir Robert (1955)
   25. Never Too Late (1956)
   26. A Double Affair (1957)
   27. Close Quarters (1958)
   28. Love at All Ages (1959)
   29. Three Score and Ten (1961) (with Caroline Alice Lejeune)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Angela Thirkell
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Short stories
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