A.L. Kennedy





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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Original Bliss

3.65 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
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So I Am Glad

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Now That You're Back

3.67 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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On Bullfighting

3.60 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1999 — 7 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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