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Alington, Adrian

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(1895-1958) UK author of Sanity Island (1941) which, set on an Island not unlike Britain, is a comic Satire on political extremism and the farcical aspects of re-armament – the targets are mainly of the left. Alington's last novel, Excellency (1951), set on a fictitious Mediterranean island, repeats good-humouredly but not fantastically some of the effects of the earlier book; it was filmed as Excellency (1952). [JC]

Captain Adrian Richard Alington

born Oxford, Oxfordshire: 19 April 1895

died Surrey: 30 October 1958


  • Sanity Island (London: Chatto and Windus, 1941) [hb/Clarke Hutton]
  • Excellency (London: Chatto and Windus, 1951) [hb/]


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