Margaret Kennedy

Margaret Kennedy (23 April 1896 – 31 July 1967) was an English writer.

She attended Cheltenham Ladies’ College, and Somerville College, Oxford. She had a son and two daughters, one of whom was the writer Julia Birley.


  • A Century of Revolution 1789-1920 (1922), history.
  • The Ladies of Lyndon (1923), novel.
  • The Constant Nymph (1924), novel.
  • With Basil Dean: The Constant Nymph – from the novel (1926), play.
  • A Long Week-End (1927), limited edition of short magazine story.
  • Red Sky at Morning (1927), novel.
  • With Basil Dean: Come with Me (1928), play.
  • Dewdrops (1928), limited edition of short girls’ school story.
  • The Game and the Candle (1928), limited edition of short magazine story.
  • The Fool of the Family (1930), novel, sequel to The Constant Nymph.
  • Return I Dare Not (1931), novel
  • A Long Time Ago (1932), novel.
  • Escape Me Never! A play in three acts (1934), dramatization of The Fool of the Family.
  • Together and Apart (1936), novel.
  • With Gregory Ratoff: Autumn (1937), play.
  • The Midas Touch (1938), novel.
  • Happy with Either (1948), play.
  • The Mechanized Muse. P. E. N. series (1942), P. E. N. series on cinema.
  • The Feast (1950), novel.
  • Lucy Carmichael (1951), novel.
  • Jane Austen. Novelists Series No. 1 (1950), biography/criticism.
  • Troy Chimneys (1953), novel.
  • The Oracles (1955), novel.
  • The Heroes of Clone (1957), novel.
  • The Outlaws on Parnassus. On the art of the novel (1958), criticism.
  • A Night in Cold Harbour (1960), novel.
  • The Forgotten Smile (1961), novel.
  • Not in the Calendar. The Story of a Friendship (1964), novel.
  • Women at Work (1966), two novellas.

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