Angela Thirkell

(1890—1961) novelist

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prolific writer who enjoyed great popularity in the 1930s with novels, many set in a rural Barsetshire borrowed from A. Trollope (Ankle Deep, 1933; August Folly, 1936; The Brandons, 1939; Peace Breaks Out, 1945, etc.). She was a granddaughter of Burne‐Jones and her son (by her first marriage) was the writer Colin MacInnes. After some ten years in Australia (her second husband, George Thirkell, was an Australian engineer), she returned to England to earn her living, very successfully, as a writer of idealized English country life.

Subjects: Literature.

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