“Flloyd Kennedy’s collection is the real deal: honest, unsparing, hilarious and heartfelt. Her wryly observed stories, told in poetry and song, will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading, and re-reading, again and again.”

Lauren Grodstein, author of “Our Short History” and “A Friend of the Family”.

Sunsets & Kites: Scatterings of dark and light in poems, songs and essays

Available as print and eBook on Amazon.

Audiobook available on Audible, and other online suppliers.

Flloyd Kennedy’s first collection of poems, songs, and stories have been gathered together in much the same way as she has lived her life – moving from place to place when the need arises, stopping to take note of the chaos and the kindness she encounters, and sharing her ideas with a dry Aussie sense of the ridiculous.

She writes about her personal experience of life, not as memoir but as a means of making some kind of sense of life in general. Whether she’s celebrating the singing beetle, analysing the anatomy of despair, dreaming of a fantasy lover or exposing the nonsense of austerity and the so-called bottom line, Flloyd uses wry wit and a philosophical turn of mind to show the world in a different, scattered light.

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“I ordered this on a recommendation from a friend, I am not disappointed. Flloyd Kennedy writes from the heart about the past and present day. The poems, essays and song lyrics will make you stop and ponder on the topics covered. It made me laugh (In defence of the so called lying Cretan) and brought a tear to my eye (Am I Old Yet?). Do your soul a favour and buy a copy.”

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Lovely relatable short poems for all ages

“A much needed read for women all ages. Beautiful short poems that are very relatable and easy to read. Have a laugh, maybe a little cry but for sure enjoy yourself while you immerse in Flloyd’s universe.
Almost finished with this first book, looking forward to start the second one.”

Home is Where I Hang My Pot: Poems and songs, fierce and gentle, from somewhere over the hill

Available as print or eBook from Amazon.

Flloyd (with 2 Ells) Kennedy started writing poetry in her early teens, sending letters home from boarding school in tetrameter rhyming couplets. Her parents were not impressed.

Now in her eighth decade, her second collection of songs and poems draws on an avalanche of memories from a life uproariously lived and wryly observed, taking philosophically comic stabs at the world around her which, quite frankly, seems to have lost the plot.

No subject is too random: the life cycle of a pot plant, riding the CoronaCoaster, managing bouts of depression – her witty ramblings take advantage of the benefit of hindsight as she now hurtles precariously down the other side of life’s hill.

“Flloyd’s book is a blockbuster, get in there for a nice present or something to cuddle up with these dark winter months, I guarantee this talented lady will not disappoint…”

Th’Owd Chap.

Home is Where I Hang My Pot: poems and songs, fierce and gentle, from somewhere over the hill

Available as print or eBook from Amazon.

“This book is a delight. Make yourself a cup of tea, turn your phone off, sit in the comfy chair and allow yourself to drift gently with the tides for an hour or so. Don’t rush, don’t look for meaning, just go slowly. Thank you Flloyd.” Ted Gray

Shish Mahal Cookbook

Available from Amazon.

In 1982, Ali Aslam, proprietor of Glasgow’s beloved Shish Mahal restaurant, invited Flloyd Kennedy to adapt his recipes for use at home. The resulting collection was published by Alloway Press and dedicated by Ali Aslam to “the generous hearted people of Glasgow”, with proceeds going to the appeal for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, which was Glasgow’s wedding gift to the Royal Couple.

The cookbook has had numerous re-printings over the years. It provides over 50 easy to follow recipes from pakoras to Chicken Dhansak.

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★★★★★ "Just what is old? You can’t help but love the lead character Helen as she tries to dodge the, “Are you alrights,” from her family and she searches for the true meaning of the word “Old”Flloyd is a master of timing and voices. Really enjoyable."

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★★★★★ "Clever tales in a unique woman's voice. Flloyd’s mini-dramas are refreshing, witty and cleanly done. Acerbic yet sweet, like a fresh lemonade."

(nirmalajc US)
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★★★★★ Very interesting. Nice stories and nice delivery.  Looking forward to more.  (Fun 1894, US)

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"I have just found this piece of genius. What a talented performer Flloyd is. Some versatile acting provides us with four different and equally believable characters and the piece is written with truth and pathos. Beautiful editing too, I recommend it. And Flloyd, old? Never!" Sarah Macdonald

“Absolutely wonderful, almost sounds as if it was written by a real writer.” Bill Cooke, (who is even more twisted than Flloyd).