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Bernardine Kennedy is the author of many novels all of which are based around family and relationship issues. Her books are gritty and occasionally violent, however there is often a lighthearted element, a touch of glitz and a satisfactory ending. 

Bernardine was born in London but spent most of her childhood with her ex-pat parents in Singapore and Nigeria before settling in Essex. Her diverse and varied working life has included careers as an air hostess, a swimming instructor and a social worker as well as adult education tutoring in prisons.

She has been a freelance writer for many years initially writing general features before specialising in travel features for popular magazines and newspapers. Bernardine is very experienced at talking to library and book groups as well as taking sessions at conferences and events.

You can follow her on Twitter: @BerniKennedy and on Facebook

It's a fact

Women find Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy the most romantic couple in fiction but men think it is Romeo and Juliet. However a majority of women under 35 prefer Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy.