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Kennedy, Lena 1913-

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Works: 74 works in 320 publications in 4 languages and 5,616 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  Suspense fiction  Interviews  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6061.E597, 823.914
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Maggie by Lena Kennedy( Book )
28 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 818 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 )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The story of Amy, thirteenth child of an East End London family. World War II, family trouble and the involvement of her menfolk in crime cause endless trouble, but her spirit and warm heart carry her through
The dandelion seed by Lena Kennedy( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Escaping her lecherous stepfather, Marielle de la Strange falls in love with her rescuer. But her happiness ends when a royal seducer leaves her with child. The child is fated to bring tragedy to those close to him, and becomes an innocent pawn in the deadly political game at the court of James 1
Ivy of the Angel by Lena Kennedy( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 291 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 288 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 )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Lily, my lovely by Lena Kennedy( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Eldest of six Cockney children, Lily grows up and marries George at eighteen in neighbourly Canning Town. Then war breaks out, George is conscripted, and Lily's mother takes the younger children to Ireland. Emotionally bereft, Lily is confronted with Kasie, an attractive Dutch seaman
Eve's apples by Lena Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Lizzie by Lena Kennedy( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 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 )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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
Autumn Alley by Lena Kennedy( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Lady Penelope by Lena Kennedy( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Susan by Lena Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 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 )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Kate of Clyve Shore by Lena Kennedy( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 245 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
Kitty by Lena Kennedy( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Away to the woods by Lena Kennedy( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Lizzie by Lena Kennedy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Ivy of the angel by Lena Kennedy( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 43 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
Kate of Clyve Shore by Lena Kennedy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Kate, living in poverty, dreams of riches and life in a castle that towers over her village. When Lady Evelyn asks her to be her maid, it is like a dream come true. However, the men she meets are much more sophisticated than those she has met before. This collection of short stories also includes "Two swallows" and "The long spoon"
 
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Alternative Names
Kennedy, Lena 1913-1986
Smith, Lena 1913-
Languages
English (201)
Spanish (4)
Finnish (3)
Danish (2)
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