Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Last of The Shackdwellers by Lena Kennedy 

Release Date: 30th November 2016
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genres: Autobiography

THE LAST OF THE SHACKDWELLERS` is the evocative autobiography of one of Britain's best loved novelists. Lena Kennedy was sixty-four before her first novel `MAGGIE` was accepted and it was amongst the Shackdwelling community of the woods, that she began to realise her growing need to express her feeling through writing. This book 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. 


Lena Kennedy (June 15, 1914 - August 1 1986), was an English author. Her books were mostly historic romantic fiction set in and around the East End of London where she lived for all her life. Some of her books, including her autobiography, were published posthumously.

She appeared, as a subject, on the television programme This Is Your Life shortly before her death in 1986.

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