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Kennedy, A. L.

Works: 178 works in 934 publications in 14 languages and 15,580 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  War fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Fables 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewee, 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 )

62 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,193 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 From the Trade Paperback edition
The blue book by A. L Kennedy( Book )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 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 )

56 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 992 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
Serious sweet by A. L Kennedy( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and German and held by 898 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
What becomes : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories that captures contemporary social and spiritual malaise
The Great War : stories inspired by items from the First World War by Jim Kay( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 789 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
So I am glad by A. L Kennedy( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 788 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
Everything you need by A. L Kennedy( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 729 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
On bullfighting by A. L Kennedy( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 690 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
The little snake by A. L Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend. The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her city change, become sadder as bombs drop and war creeps in. He sees Mary and her family leave their home, he sees her grow up and he sees her fall in love. But Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them. --from Amazon
Indelible acts : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher -- From the acclaimed Scottish writer A. L. Kennedy, a brilliant short-story collection, her first to be published in this country, about adultery and sexual obsession
The Drosten's curse by A. L Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 391 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"--
Novel writing : a writers' and artists' companion by Romesh Gunesekera( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 352 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"--
The life and death of Colonel Blimp by A. L Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 340 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.'
All the rage by A. L Kennedy( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, as before, lies the battlefield of the heart, where characters who have suffered disaffection, alienation or emotional damage somehow emerge - haltingly, awkwardly - into the astonishment of intimacy. And here, too, are the ones who will not shake off the hurt and the loss, who will not come through. The title story takes place on a railway platform, with a couple waiting for a train that never comes, and opens out into the husband's shocking admission of years of deceit, and a devastating portrait of a failed marriage, a failed man
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 290 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?
Looking for the possible dance by A. L Kennedy( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 279 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
All the rage : stories by A. L Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dozen sharp new stories by one of contemporary fiction's acknowledged masters"--
Now that you're back by A. L Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novellesamling om kærlighed, satire, sorg og uhygge
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.11 for The Great ... to 0.95 for A.L. Kenne ...)

The blue bookParadiseWhat becomes : storiesSo I am gladEverything you needOriginal blissOn bullfightingIndelible acts : stories
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