Margaret Kennedy


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
April 23, 1896

Died
July 31, 1967


Margaret Kennedy was an English novelist and playwright.
She attended Cheltenham Ladies' College, where she began writing, and then went up to Somerville College, Oxford in 1915 to read history. Her first publication was a history book, A Century of Revolution (1922). Margaret Kennedy was married to the barrister David Davies. They had a son and two daughters, one of whom was the novelist Julia Birley. The novelist Serena Mackesy is her grand-daughter.

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The Constant Nymph

3.74 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1924 — 20 editions
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The Ladies of Lyndon

3.51 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1923 — 6 editions
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Lucy Carmichael

3.77 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1951 — 7 editions
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The Feast

4.28 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1949 — 9 editions
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Together And Apart

3.87 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1957 — 7 editions
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The Forgotten Smile

3.69 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1961 — 3 editions
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The Wild Swan

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1957 — 5 editions
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The Oracles

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Heart Friends, Beginning an...

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“It's better to break one's heart than to do nothing with it.”
Margaret Kennedy
tags: love

“Having renounced his native land, Sanger adopted no other. He roved about from one European capital to another, never settling anywhere for long, driven forwards by his strange, restless fancy. Usually he quartered himself upon his friends, who were accustomed to endure a great deal from him. He would stay with them for weeks, composing third acts in their spare bedrooms, producing operas which always failed financially, falling in love with their wives, conducting their symphonies, and borrowing money from hem. His preposterous family generally accompanied him. Few people could recollect quite how many children Sanger was supposed to have got, but there always seemed to be a good many and they were most shockingly brought up.”
Margaret Kennedy, The Constant Nymph

“He became so gloomy that she asked him, at last, if he was worried about anything. He assured her, instantly, that he was the happiest man in the world.
And he was. At times he was almost bewildered by his own bliss in being there, with Tony, so terribly dear, beside him; really his own for the rest of his life. It was not her fault if the insatiable sorrows of an unequal love tormented him, the hungry demand for more, for a fuller return, for a feeling which it was not in her nature to give. As she leaned forward, absorbed in the passions staged beneath her, he felt suddenly that their box contained just himself and a wraith, a ghost; as if the real Antonia, whom he loved, was an imagined woman living only in his sad fancy.”
Margaret Kennedy, The Constant Nymph

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