Pillars of Gold

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Despite their extravagant social consciences and their delight in domestic drama, none of her neighbors tries to find Barbs when she vanishes. Scarlet is busy keeping the peace between second husband Brian and adolescent daughter, Camille. Constance is busy trying to ditch Memet, he of the unexplained absences and compelling dinnertime charm. Meanwhile, a bloodstained body has been dragged from the canal. Speculation thickens. Mysteriously, no one is ready to go to the police . . .

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The latest from Britisher Ellis may not have quite the depth (though it's close) of The 27th Kingdom (1999), but it's got all the same bite, wit, and deft, intellectual allure. In a London ... Read full review


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Alice Thomas Ellis (also writes as Anna Margaret Haycraft), is a novelist and columnist. 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. Ellis has written several novels beginning with The Sin Eater in 1977. The novel won the Welsh Arts Council Award. Other novels include Unexplained Laughter which won the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year in 1985 and The Inn at the End of the World which was the winner of the Writer's Guild Award for Best Fiction in 1991. Another novel, The 27th Kingdom, received a Booker Prize Nomination in 1982. She was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature from 1999 until her death in 2005, due to lung cancer.

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