A.L. Kennedy


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in Dundee, Scotland
October 22, 1965

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Alison Louise Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is known for a characteristically dark tone, a blending of realism and fantasy, and for her serious approach to her work. She occasionally contributes columns and reviews to UK and European newspapers including the fictional diary of her pet parrot named Charlie.

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The Little Snake

4.22 avg rating — 1,260 ratings — published 2016 — 15 editions
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Paradise

3.71 avg rating — 503 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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Day

3.45 avg rating — 633 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Everything You Need

3.80 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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The Blue Book

2.91 avg rating — 638 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Serious Sweet

2.95 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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Original Bliss

3.60 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 1997 — 21 editions
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Doctor Who: The Drosten's C...

3.49 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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So I Am Glad

3.61 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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Now That You're Back

3.66 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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“Read. As much as you can. As deeply and widely and nourishingly and ­irritatingly as you can. And the good things will make you remember them, so you won't need to take notes.”
A.L. Kennedy

“Have more humility. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life – and maybe even please a few strangers.”
A.L. Kennedy

“A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there's anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what's next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.”
A.L. Kennedy, Day

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