Concerning the Eccentricities Of Cardinal Pirelli

Concerning the Eccentricities Of Cardinal Pirelli

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This is Firbank's last novel, published posthumously, and it contains some of his best writing. It is set in Spain, and the Cardinal's 'eccentricities' include the baptism of pet dogs in his cathedral and a passion for choir-boys.

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British novelist Ronald Firbank was born in London, the son of society lady Harriet Jane Garrett and MP Sir Thomas Firbank. He went to Uppingham School, and then on to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He converted to Catholicism in 1907. In 1909 he left Cambridge, without completing a degree.
Living off his inheritance he travelled around Spain, Italy, the Middle East, and North Africa. Ronald Firbank died of lung disease while in Rome.