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Paula Byrne

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Paula Byrne

Paula Byrne


4/4/16 10:00 am - 4/4/16 11:00 am

“Kick” was Joe Kennedy’s favourite child and Jack’s favourite sister. Spirited, vivacious and quick-witted, her charm was legendary and with her jokes, effervescence and ease of manner she became a star amongst friends, family and the press. She met and married William Cavendish, heir to the Duke of Devonshire and one of the most eligible bachelors in England, but their days of married bliss proved short as war brought tragedy and loss. Now best-selling author Paula Byrne uses recently released documents to tell this cinematic story of the meeting of American and British aristocracy, the social whirl of pre-War life, Kick Kennedy’s work for the Red Cross and as a journalist, and the religious tension that arose from her marriage to Cavendish. This book examines Kick’s rebelliousness, energy, and wit, while also bringing us her tragedy.

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