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Kennedy, Lena 1913-

Works: 85 works in 345 publications in 4 languages and 5,330 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Interviews  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR6061.E597, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lena Kennedy
Maggie by Lena Kennedy( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member 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 276 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of 19th century England dreamy, artistic Owen Oliver cannot ignore the social injustice of his time. When he rescues a child, his fate is sealed
The inn on the marsh by Lena Kennedy( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the tavern, hard-headed Beatrice and her sister Dot care for their invalid father and for Lucinda, their pretty orphaned niece. The inn is their livelihood but village business is ever Beat's business too. And now some dark cloud has descended on them all..." -- Publisher
Lily, my lovely by Lena Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member 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 262 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie by Lena Kennedy( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member 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
Lady Penelope by Lena Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate of Clyve Shore by Lena Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
Nelly Kelly by Lena Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitty by Lena Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Away to the woods by Lena Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivy of the angel by Lena Kennedy( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three short stories in which a young woman dreams of a life of abundance and riches, a sailor and his childhood friend fall out over the same woman, and an unearthly woman returns to the hamlet that had executed her as a witch in a previous life
Lena Kennedy by Lena Kennedy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by Emma Dally, Lena Kennedy talks about her life and work. Topics include: how to find a publisher, becoming a best-selling novelist at sixty-five, and life in Cockney London
William Ruffin Smith papers, 1772-1959, Lowndes County, Mississippi also North Carolina by Lena Kennedy( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Ruffin Smith (1803-1872) resided at a plantation bordering the Roanoke River at Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C. After graduation from thje University of North Carolina in 1824, he married, around 1828, Susan Evans, and together they had about six children. Two of William Smith's children and a brother-in-law also graduated from the same university. The papers in Series 1 relate to the Mississippi plantation of Charles Shields, Ruffin's neighbor in North Carolina. Shields bought a plantation in Mississippi and took an unspecified number of slaves there to operate it under the supervision of an overseer, Howell Adams, but died shortly thereafter. Smith, as executor of the estate, administered the property for Shields's heirs. Other papers relate to a debt owed to Smith's father by James Gordon of Columbus, Miss., and with the estate of Margaret S. Spruill, for which Peter Evans was trustee with one of the Smiths as his agent. There are also typed copies of obituaries for William Edward Smith (d.1893) and Adelaide Maria Evans Smith (d. 1909). The papers in Series 2 consist mostly of clippings of undated newspaper articles, many written by Lena Smith, concerning the building and destruction of the Confederate ironclad ship Albemarle; history of Halifax County, N.C., and information about members of the Smith and other families; typed essays by Claiborne Smith about his grandmother, late 19th and early 20th century social conditions, especially relating to blacks; and a typed transcription of a 1959 sermon given at a Scotland Neck church by T.J.C. Smith. The materials in Series 3 consist of 6 account books of William Smith and his father. Volume 5 includes a 3-page list of slaves owned by both Smiths; it gives their names, birthdates, mother's names and death dates
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Kennedy, Lena 1913-1986

Lena Kennedy British writer

Smith, Lena 1913-

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Down our streetThe dandelion seedIvy of the AngelOwen OliverThe inn on the marshEve's applesAutumn AlleyLizzie