The Last of the Shackdwellers
The Autobiography of Bestselling Author Lena Kennedy
By Lena Kennedy
Autobiography of renowned saga author Lena Kennedy
The evocative, illuminating autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved novelists.
Lena Kennedy was sixty-four before her first novel, MAGGIE, was accepted, and it was among the shackdwelling community of the woods that she began to realise her growing need to express her feelings through writing. THE LAST OF THE SHACKDWELLERS examines the inspirations for each of her novels, such as the bestsellers EVE`S APPLES and LILY, MY LOVELY. Lena also vividly describes the long search for a publisher, her joy at finding success and her road to fame.
'Absolutely fascinating' - 5-STAR reader review
Lena Kennedy lived all her life in the East End of London and wrote with great energy about the people and times she knew there. She was sixty-seven before her first novel, MAGGIE, was accepted for publication. Since then her bestselling novels have shown her to be among the finest and best loved of contemporary novelists. She died in August 1986.
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31 May 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton