Lena Kennedy
(1914-1986)

woman and author

Died aged c. 72

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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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Lena Kennedy 1914-1986 born in Highgate but raised in Hoxton, the famous best selling author lived and worked in this house for many years.

8 Wellington Road, Leyton E10, London, United Kingdom where she lived and worked

Remembering evermore that Lena Kennedy lived and worked here. Best selling author 1914 – 1986

Cliffe Woods, London, United Kingdom where she lived and worked