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Ludovic Kennedy papers
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Draft of unpublished work by Ludovic Kennedy entitled 'Lieutenant' about his experiences in the Royal Navy during World War II. It was written as a sequel to 'Sub-Lieutenant: A Personal Record of the War at Sea', which had been...

'Ten Rillington Place'

Draft of 'Ten Rillington Place', which was published in 1961, about the wrongful conviction and hanging of Timothy Evans.Typewritten with handwritten amendments.14 chapters.

'The Trial of Stephen Ward'

Research for and drafts of 'The Trial of Stephen Ward' by Ludovic Kennedy (published 1964) about the trial of osteopath, Stephen Ward, one of the central figures in the 1963 British political scandal, the Profumo affair.


Correspondence between Ludovic Kennedy and his typist and copy-editor, Eileen O'Neill. Topics include Kennedy's writing as well as personal matters.Includes a letter from Kennedy's daughter, Rachel, to O'Neill, c. 2009.

Ludovic Kennedy papers

  • GB 249 KEN
  • Collection
  • c. 1946 - 2009

Research for and drafts of two published works by Ludovic Kennedy - 'Ten Rillington Place' (published 1961) and 'The Trial of Stephen Ward' (published 1964) - and two unpublished works - 'Lieutenant' and 'Saying...

Kennedy, Ludovic Henry Coverley, 1919-2009, writer and broadcaster

Notes of interviews

Notes of interviews carried out by Ludovic Kennedy as research for his book 'The Trial of Stephen Ward'. Also includes letter, dated August 1963, from Rebecca West, novelist, to Lord Francis Williams concerning reactions by readers to a ...


Photographs of Ludovic Kennedy and his wife, Moira Shearer, and two daughters.

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