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A fascinating account of Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy - JFK's forgotten sister and heir to the Chatsworth estate. Vivacious and wonderfully charismatic, Kick travelled over to England in 1938 and married Billy, heir to the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth, a scandal for the Kennedy family due to religious differences. Her tragic death following WWII was buried by the Kennedy's and her name since was not to mentioned. Paula Byrne exlores the extraordinary life of this enchanting, and forgotten, heiress.
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ISBN-13: 9780007548149
ISBN-10: 0007548141
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 130 x 197 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Editura: Harper Collins Publishers

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Encouraged to be “winners” from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy’s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite—fondly known as “Kick”—was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts.
Moving across the Atlantic when her father was appointed ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick—the “nicest Kennedy”—quickly became the family’s star.
Despite making little effort to fit into British high society, she charmed everyone from the beau monde to Fleet Street with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor. Growing increasingly independent, Kick would also shock and alienate her devout family by falling in love with and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family—William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick’s own unexpected death in an airplane crash at twenty-eight.
Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman’s life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England; to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations; to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved. Sympathetic and compelling, Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family’s history.


“[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.”
“Heartrending… An exciting, heartbreakingly tense love story.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“An engrossing read.”