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Kennedy, Lena 1913-

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Works: 78 works in 343 publications in 4 languages and 5,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  Interviews  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR6061.E597,
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Maggie by Lena Kennedy( Book )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Raised in Stepney, at the heart of the East End, Maggie Riley is the only child of an Irish widower. When she becomes pregnant at the age of 15 she is delighted, for it means she has captured her beloved Jim Burns. But life is a constant struggle: to bring up her four sons, to cope with a part-time husband and to better herself
Down our street by Lena Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Amy became the family provider when bereavement and the destruction of her home broke her mother's spirit during World War II. Amy's saviour appeared in the form of Sparky, an irrepressibly charming Cockney
The dandelion seed by Lena Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Set amid the magnificence and decadence of the court of James I this is the story of lovely orphan waif Marcelle de la Strange. She flourishes as companion to a court confidante and slowly scars from her violent past begin to heal. Will her happiness last?
Ivy of the Angel by Lena Kennedy( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Eleven stories. The title story tells of an elderly bag lady who becomes the centre of attention in an Oxford Street store
Owen Oliver by Lena Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Set in 19th century London, artistic Owen Oliver settles into life in Kent. There he is attracted to his employer's eldest daughter and becomes involved in the social injustices of the times
The inn on the marsh by Lena Kennedy( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Talk and ale flowed freely at the Malted Shovel, talk of the Crimea and the terror of Napoleon. But a darker cloud than the threat of Old Boney had descended on the village, the killing of Joe Lee's father and the unsolved murder of the blacksmith
Lily, my lovely by Lena Kennedy( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"Born in Canning Town, in the heart of London's teeming dockland, red-headed Lily is a true Cockney in her zest for life, her natural humor, and her instinct for survival. With the outbreak of World War II, husband George goes off to fight for King and Country and into the close-knit East End community bursts Kasie, a Dutch seaman who quickly falls for Lily's bright curls and ready smile. His romantic ways make Lily go weak at the knees, and although she sticks by her husband, her heart belongs wholly to her flying Dutchman. Torn between his native homeland and his yearning for "Lily, my lovely," Kasie sweeps in and out of her life throughout the post-war years and the swinging Sixties, always on a tide of storms and passion. Only when that tide finally recedes does an older and wiser Lily settle down among her adored grandchildren to remember fondly her adventurous life." -- Publisher's description
Eve's apples by Lena Kennedy( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Daisy steals a carrot for Jackie, an Irish barrow-boy, and so begins a love which lasts for both of their lives. When Jackie's family leaves for Australia, Daisy determines to follow her beloved to the ends of the earth if need be
Autumn Alley by Lena Kennedy( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Lizzie by Lena Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Story of a warm-hearted character of a woman from her low-class childhood in an East-end London slum, through the war years and marriage to the precarious prosperity of the post war years
Queenie's castle by Lena Kennedy( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
After a hard day's teaching, Joe Walowski falls asleep on the bus only to wake and find himself stranded in the East End. Enticed into an incident which leads to murder, he is wrongly accused and imprisoned. Determined to find out the role that 'the Gaffer' and 'Queenie' played in his downfall, Joe returns to the East End
Lady Penelope by Lena Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Susan by Lena Kennedy( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A child of the London slums, Susan turns to prostitution but is saved by a young cockney man with whom she falls in love
Nelly Kelly by Lena Kennedy( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Kate of Clyve Shore by Lena Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Kate, living in poverty, dreams of a life of riches in the village castle. When Lady Evelyn asks her to be her maid it is a dream come true. However, there are black hearted men to contend with; more sophisticated than Kate or her one true love, Tom. He returns from the sea to find a very different Kate
Kitty by Lena Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Away to the woods by Lena Kennedy( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
This book looks at the formative influences that shaped the author's career. Examining the inspiration for each of her novels, she describes the long search for a publisher, her joy at finding success and her setback late in life that nearly robbed her of many years work. She lived all her life in London's East End and died in 1986
Lizzie by Lena Kennedy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Kate of Clyve Shore : three stories by Lena Kennedy( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
SAGAS. Living in poverty in the Kentish marshes, young Kate dreams of a life of abundance and riches in the castle that towers over her village. So when the beautiful Lady Evelyn descends, requesting Kate to be her personal maidservant at the castle, it looks like the first stage of a dream come true. But there are blackhearted men to contend with, evil in thought and deed, and they have a sophistication well beyond that of anyone Kate has encountered before. And when her one true love, Tom the fisherman, returns from sailing the seven seas, it is to a very different Kate from the one he left behind
Ivy of the angel by Lena Kennedy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Lena Kennedy's ten stories explore the enduring power of love, the triumph of hope over adversity, the problems of illness and racial prejudice and the quirky kindness of fate
 
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Alternative Names
Kennedy, Lena 1913-1986
Lena Kennedy British writer
Smith, Lena 1913-
Languages
English (214)
Danish (8)
Spanish (4)
Finnish (3)
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