Julia Birley

Standard Name: Birley, Julia


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Dedications Margaret Kennedy
With this work, Kennedy switched publishing firms to that of Macmillan , with which she stayed for all her works after this.
Powell, Violet. The Constant Novelist. W. Heinemann, 1983.
She dedicated this book to her daughter, Julia Davies (later Birley) .
Kennedy, Margaret. Lucy Carmichael. Macmillan, 1951.
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Kennedy
In the same year that her mother died, 1928, MK gave birth to her first child, Julia , who also became a novelist. Another daughter and a son followed in 1930 and 1935. Kennedy and...
Literary responses Margaret Kennedy
Brothers does not agree with this perception of humour: she finds that while the characters and the situation seem made for comedy . . . instead of comedy Kennedy writes a banal, tragic melodrama.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Publishing Margaret Kennedy
The publication of her seventh novel marked her move from Heinemann to Cassell . Virago reissued this novel as part of its Modern Classics series in 1981 with an introduction by Kennedy's author-daughter, Julia Birley


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