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Kennedy, A. L.

Works: 105 works in 727 publications in 12 languages and 13,850 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  War fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6061.E5952, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A. L Kennedy
Day by A. L Kennedy( Book )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange, passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set about himself, his loves and the world around him will make the war itself look simple. Funny and moving, wise and sad, Day is a truly original look at the intensity and courage to be found in the closeness of death, from one of Britain's most iconoclastic and highly acclaimed young writers. From the Trade Paperback edition
The blue book by A. L Kennedy( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While on a transatlantic trip with her soon-to-be-fiance Derek, Elizabeth unexpectedly runs into ex-lover Arthur, with whom she shares a shady past: the pair once worked as traveling spiritual mediums who conned the vulnerable by pretending to contact the spirits of departed loved ones. While Derek remains seasick and cabin-bound, Elizabeth wanders the ship, alternately avoiding and seeking out Arthur. Unable to avoid memories of their fractured past, she must face the deception they practiced even as she accepts the peace they brought to the grief-stricken who sought their services"--Dust jacket flap
Paradise by A. L Kennedy( Book )

52 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Luckraft finds an escape from her sales job, her strained relations with her younger brother, and her lonely and difficult life in her growing relationship with alcoholic Robert, as she looks to find happiness in an ultimate altered state
What becomes : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories that captures contemporary social and spiritual malaise
Serious sweet by A. L Kennedy( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant in Westminster who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts. A man of conscience. Meg Williams is 'a bankrupt accountant - two words you don't want in the same sentence, or anywhere near your CV'. She's 45 and shakily sober, living on Telegraph Hill, where she can see London unfurl below her. Somewhere out there is safety. Somewhere out there is Jon, pinballing around the city with a mobile phone and a letter-writing habit he can't break. He's a man on the brink, leaking government secrets and affection as he runs for his life. Set in 2014, this is a novel of our times. Poignant, deeply funny, and beautifully written, Serious Sweet is about two decent, damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world: ready to sacrifice what's left of themselves for honesty, and for a chance at tenderness. As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London - passing through 24 hours that will change them both for ever - they tell a very unusual, unbearably moving love story
Original bliss by A. L Kennedy( Book )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish matron made miserable by an abusive husband flies to Germany to seek advice from a TV sex therapist. The sex is great, but his taste for pornography turns her off, so she leaves him, only to seek him out again
Everything you need by A. L Kennedy( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Staples contrives to invite his estranged teenaged daughter, Mary, to the island where he lives in seclusion
So I am glad by A. L Kennedy( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frigid woman finally finds passion in the arms of a ghost. It happens to Jennifer Wilson of Scotland when she meets the ghost of Cyrano de Bergerac, the 17th century writer famous for his adventures and romances. By the author of Original Bliss
The Great War : stories inspired by items from the First World War by Jim Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers of this collection of short stories were inspired to write about the First World War by physical objects associated with the war
On bullfighting by A. L Kennedy( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A.L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can't refuse, an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death; bullfighting."--Page 4 of cover
All the rage : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A. L. Kennedy's latest collection of stories is an investigation of "certain types of threat and the odder edges of sweet things"--Another intense and luscious feast of language from the author of The blue book and Paradise. "I want to describe my genuine circumstances on the occasion in question, but I can't," confesses the narrator of "Baby blue," who finds herself "somewhere like a very big grocers. a supermarket full of sex." Kennedy hilariously explores the comic possibilities of fake genitalia before landing on a heartbreaking note. In Takes you home, a man tries to sell his apartment, the emptiness of the rooms. It's a journey to the interior that is both harrowing and humorous, as he considers the benefit of showing off the old kitchen rather than renovating -- it "only quietly asks to be replaced and will shrug when it's knocked to pieces and hauled away and not take it personally one bit." Swarming with memory and moments of grace, All the rage is Kennedy at her inimitable best"--Provided by publisher
Indelible acts : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve stories in Indelible Acts are variations on a theme of longing - the unassuagable human need for contact, for completion, for that most fugitive gift of all: reciprocal love. Its characters' lives are thwarted, dashed, impassioned, each in their own way immolated by hope. A queue outside a cheese shop leads to a thrilling infidelity; a crematorium funeral exposes a love gone sour; a foreign hotel room turns to a diorama of despair as physical sickness becomes a metaphor for incurable grief. In the title story, two lovers confront their lusts amid the ruins of Rome; in 'A Bad Son' a young boy from a damaged home searches for some kind of peace in the newly fallen snow. Each story in this mesmeric new collection is an epiphany, a revelation: eloquent, excoriating - saved from bleakness by humanity and humour - unflinching and unwavering in its scrutiny of desire and loss."--BOOK JACKET
The Drosten's curse by A. L Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Something odd is going on at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel: receptionist Bryony Mailer has noticed a definite tendency toward disappearance among the guests. She's tried talking to the manager; she's even tried talking to the owner who lives in one of the best cottages on the grounds, but to no avail. And then a tall, loping remarkably energetic guest (wearing a fetching scarf and floppy hat) appears. The Fourth Doctor thinks he's in Chicago. He knows he's in 1978. And he also knows that if he doesn't do something very clever very soon, matters will get very, very out of hand"--
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by A. L Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.L. Kennedy, writing as a Scot, is fascinated by the nationalism which The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp explores. She finds human worth in the film and the pathos of stifled emotions and unfulfilled lives. 'If he is unaware of his passions, ' she writes of Clive Candy, the film's central figure, 'this is because his pains have become habitual, a part of personality, and because he was never taught a language that could speak of emotions like pain.'
Looking for the possible dance by A. L Kennedy( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Margaret and the two men in her life: her father, who brought her up, and Colin, her lover ... A tender, moving story, punctuated by flashes of comedy and one climatic moment of appalling violence
Novel writing : a writers' and artists' companion by Romesh Gunesekera( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part 1 provides an introduction to the forms and history of the novel and helps you plan and research your masterpiece, develop characters and compelling narratives and your own authorial voice. Part 2 contains guest contributions from Philip Pullman, Louise Doughty, Glenn Patterson, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Stevie Davies, Doris Lessing, Tash Aw, Elif Shafak, Anne Enright, Tim Pears, Anita Desai, Tim Lott, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrea Levy, Alan Hollinghurst, Bernardo Atxaga, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Michèle Roberts, Joan Brady, Lynn Freed, Evelyn Toynton as well as a number of the 2013 list of the Best of Young British Novelists including Kamila Shamsie, Tamima Anam, Naomi Alderman, Ned Beauman, Jenni Fagan and Joanna Kavenna. Part 3 offers practical advice on collaborative writing, overcoming writer's block, editing and rewriting and finding an agent and a publisher for your work"--
Now that you're back by A. L Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novellesamling om kærlighed, satire, sorg og uhygge
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the almost entirely unplanned adventure by A. L Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear - Uncle Shawn is here. He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing and a mole and an electric fence. What could possibly go wrong?
Night geometry and the Garscadden trains : short stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroes and heroines in this short story collection are small people - the kind who inhabit the silence in libraries, who never appear on screen and who never make the headlines. Often alone and sometimes lonely, her characters ponder the mysteries of sex and death...and the ability of public transport to affect our lives
On writing by A. L Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books its just a wonder she's found the time
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Alternative Names
A. L. Kennedy britische Schriftstellerin

A. L. Kennedy britisk manusforfattar

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A. L. Kennedy Brits scenarioschrijfster

A. L. Kennedy schottische Schriftstellerin


Alison Louise Kennedy brittisk manusförfattare

Alison Louise Kennedy écrivain écossais

Alison Louise Kennedy scrittrice britannica

Alison Louise Kennedy scrittrice scozzese

Alison Louise Kennedy skieuse alpine autrichienne

Kennedy, A. L.

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Kennedy, Alison

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Kennedy, Alison L.

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Kennedy Alison Louise

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