E. L. Kennedy

1927-1981; b. Co. Antrim; contrib. magazines and Belfast Telegraph; worked as teacher from 1947; travelled in Europe; retired for health reasons in 1981, author of Twelve in Arcady (1986).


Twelve in Arcady, Frances, Agnes, Bertie, ‘Mria’, Alec, Doreen, Mervyn, Hector, George, wee James, and their happy-go-lucky hard-up parents living in disused factory converted to ramshackle flats, seen through eyes of 12-year old Frances; crises and mother’s courage against background of social indifference. [Blackstaff Catalogue, 1986.]

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