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Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin (17 ottobre 1895 - 4 aprile 1967) stato uno scrittore inglese del primo Novecento attivamente omosessuale.

 Era conosciuto per i suoi romanzi gialli, in particolare "Morte di suo zio e di mia zia", ma i suoi tanti altri romanzi sono stati anche molto apprezzati, specialmente da altri scrittori.

 Le sue novelle pi conosciute sono "La vendita all'asta", "Fiamme ondeggianti" e "Signor Balcone".  

 Era uno dei due mentori di re Francesco Ι , l'altro era J.R. Ackerley.

 Kitchin divenne avvocato dopo aver studiato all' Exeter College di Oxford.

 Era un giocatore di scacchi di talento ed anche un buon bridgista e pianista.

 Condusse una vita varia e colorata. Nato in ricchezza riusc ad aumentarla attraverso oculati investimenti nel mercato azionario.

 Ė stato sponsor appassionato in molti campi, tra cui l'allevamento e le corse di levrieri, in cui stato per breve tempo una figura importante.

Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin (17 October 1895 4 April 1967) was a British novelist of the early twentieth century.

He was best known for his mystery novels, notably Death of His Uncle and Death of My Aunt, but his other novels were also highly regarded, especially by other writers.

His best known novels are The Auction Sale, Streamers Waving, and Mr. Balcony. He was one of Francis King's two mentors, the other being J. R. Ackerley. His other works include Book of life and Jumping Joan.

Kitchin attended Exeter College Oxford and became a barrister. He was a gifted chess player, bridge player, and pianist. Kitchin led a varied and colorful life. He was born into wealth and increased his wealth through investment in the stock market.

He used his wealth to take part in many different fields, including the breeding and racing of greyhounds, in which he was briefly an important figure.

He was actively homosexual and was living with his lover Clive Preen until Preen's death in 1944.

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