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Kennedy, Margaret 1896-1967

Works: 125 works in 831 publications in 10 languages and 10,613 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Translator
Classifications: PR6021.E65, 823.912
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The constant nymph by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

132 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl falls in love with a family friend, who eventually marries her cousin. The two girls show mutual jealousy over their common love for the man
The outlaws on Parnassus by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feast by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

38 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The germ of the idea for The Feast - Margaret Kennedy's ninth novel and perhaps her most ingenious, first published in 1950 - came to the author in 1937 when she and a social gathering of literary friends were discussing the Medieval Masque of the Seven Deadly Sins. The talk turned excitedly to the notion that a collection of stories might be fashioned from seven different authors, each re-imagining one of the Sins through the medium of a modern-day character. That notion fell away, but something more considerable stayed in Margaret Kennedy's mind over the next ten years, and so she conceived of a story that would gather the Sins all under the roof of a Cornish seaside hotel managed by the unhappy wife of Sloth ... Among The Feast's entertaining cast of characters are a clergyman, a gaggle of adolescents and children, a quarter of lovers, and a clutch of frustrated husbands and wives - all serving Kennedy's dark and witty moral fable, which bears out the Biblical adage that many are called but only a very few chosen
The ladies of Lyndon by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

30 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Carmichael by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Carmichael - Margaret Kennedy's tenth novel, first published in 1951 and a work by a mature novelist at the height of her powers - opens on an unforgettably disastrous scene, as the novel's eponymous heroine, preparing to savour her wedding day, is instead jilted at the altar. Lucy Carmichael's recovery from this calamity forms the substance of the story that follows. She takes a job in the rural Lincolnshire village of Ravonsbridge, at an educational institute established by a wealthy manufacturer for the cultural benefit of the local community. This employment will come to offer Lucy a second chance at romance, but it also brings her unexpectedly into contact with a host of remarkable characters who will influence how she sees the world. Lucy Carmichael has a density of realism, full of details and observations that the reader will recognize as truthful, and the rich sense of real people leading real lives, as Margaret Kennedy paints of her characters in three dimensions and gives each one his or her due within the story
Jane Austen by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background - Life - Letters - The novels : 1796-1799 - The novels: 1811-1816 - Criticisms - Place in literature
Troy Chimneys by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and French and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Victorian gentleman is forced by illness to entertain himself with the family archive, and he uncovers the Regency-era correspondence and diaries of one Miles Lufton, MP - apparently a black sheep of the family, connected with a scandal long buried
Together and apart by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

35 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betsy Canning is dissatisfied with life. She has always taken pains to be healthy, popular and well-treated, but despite her wealth, her comfortable homes and beautiful children, happiness eludes her. The problem must lie, she thinks, in her marriage to Alec, and a neat, civilised divorce seems the perfect solution. But talk of divorce sparks interference from family and friends, and soon public opinion tears into the fragile fabric of family life and private desire. Alec and Betsy's marriage will not be the only casualty, and in this newly complicated world, happiness is more elusive than ever
The forgotten smile by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four visitors find self-knowledge and a degree of happiness on a remote and mysterious island in the Aegean
Where stands a winged sentry by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portion of the author's journal, covering the period May to September, 1940
Red sky at morning by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Kennedy caught just the taste of the time, mixing a stolid domestic Englishness with 'Continental' bohemians". (Irish Times). William and Emily Crowne seem to have it all - they live a life of privilege and glamour in London, the children of a successful poet, attractive, happy, largely blind to the world around them. But life takes an unexpected turn when their mother dies, and their father is caught up in the most scandalous and notorious of criminal trials. Suddenly effectively orphans, their aunt takes them in, and they grow up alongside their cousins, Trevor and Charlotte. But tensions and jealousies are rife between the four, and soon the Crowne children find that their father's notoriety will follow them into their adult lives, with devastating consequences
The fool of the family; continuing the story of Sanger's circus from "The constant nymph." by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

41 editions published between 1930 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night in Cold Harbor by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romilly Brandon was heir to a fortune and the handsomest and liveliest young man in the county. But in his twenty-first year, the pretty daughter of the local parson, Jenny Newbolt broke his heart, and he left to live a dissipated life in London. Returning years later, Romily finds many surprises - his one-time sweetheart grown old and withered, and in possession of a great secret that shakes him to his core. When Romily finally learns the truth, is it too late to atone?
Return I dare not by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in the calendar by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escape me never! by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 1936 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olney Theatre, Richard Skinner, Redge Allen, Evelyn Freyman present Elizabeth Bergner in "Escape Me Never," by Margaret Kennedy, staged by Lillian Udvardy, settings by S. Syrjala
The years between : plays by women on the London stage, 1900-1950 by Fidelis Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild swan by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

30 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act of God by Margaret Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The years between : plays by women on the London stage, 1900-1950
Alternative Names
Davies, David 1896-1967

Kennedy, Margaret

Kennedy Margareth 1896-1967

Margaret Kennedy britische Autorin

Margaret Kennedy britisk manusforfattar

Margaret Kennedy Brits scenarioschrijfster (1896-1967)

Margaret Kennedy brittisk manusförfattare

Margaret Kennedy English novelist and playwright

Margaret Kennedy scrittrice e drammaturga britannica

Маргарет Кеннеди

ケネディ, M

English (407)

French (83)

Spanish (21)

German (17)

Czech (7)

Italian (6)

Finnish (3)

Swedish (2)

Turkish (1)

Catalan (1)

The feastLucy CarmichaelThe years between : plays by women on the London stage, 1900-1950