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Margaret Kennedy achieved international fame early in her writing career with the publication of her novel The Constant Nymph and its subsequent successes on the stage and screen. Though she never attained such high recognition again, she proceeded to write fourteen more novels, many plays and film-scripts, uncollected short stories, two novellas, biography, criticism, part of a personal journal, and one volume of history. Her themes include the importance of art and artists, familial and marital relationships, and the woman's dilemma in balancing personal ambitions with social and domestic duties. She stopped producing once World War Two began, and by the time she resumed publishing in 1950 her writing fame had somewhat dissipated.
23 April 1896 Margaret Moore Kennedy was born at 14 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1907 At eleven and a half years of age, MK composed her first dated piece of writing: a "Poem on being asked if we ever felt 'triste' at Leaves Green". Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1924 MK's second and most successful novel, The Constant Nymph, was published by Heinemann. Bibliographic Citation link.
June 1966 MK's novella Women at Work marks the end of her publishing career. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 July 1967 MK died of general ill-health at her friend Flora Forster's home at Adderbury in Oxfordshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
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