Kick: The True Story of Jfk's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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5.8 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

Paula Byrne is the critically acclaimed author of five biographies, including Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, The Real Jane Austen, and Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, the academic and biographer Jonathan Bate.


"[A] brilliant and sympathetic biography...sentence by sentence, the book is a joy: a fresh take on the exceedingly well-worn theme of the Kennedy family...Byrne recounts the dramas of the end of [Kick's] life with great pace and a poignancy that is all the more affecting for not being overdone."--The Guardian
"Heartrending... An exciting, heartbreakingly tense love story."--Kirkus
"This is a great, thorough look into a not-often discussed member of the Kennedy family, and should absolutely be on your list as you kick-off summer reading!"--The Reading Nook, blog review
"Byrne successfully fuses letters, diary entries, and anecdotes from family and friends to animate Kick's personality and the pivotal points of her short life... This title will especially attract readers with an interest in American and English political dynasties and will have widespread appeal to fans of biographies."--Library Journal
"A story involving youth, wealth, fame, soaring possibilities and wrenching heartbreak... Readers...will learn much about an extraordinarily appealing young Irish Catholic woman...Kick, Kennedy's charismatic second daughter, [who] quickly took a charmed circle of British aristocrats by storm."--Washington Post
"An engrossing read."--New York Post