Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 

Search - List of Books by Kathleen Tynan

Kathleen Jeannette Halton Tynan (January 25, 1937 - January 10, 1995) was a Canadian-British journalist, author and screenwriter. The daughter of Canadian war correspondent Matthew Halton and the sister of television journalist David Halton, she gave up her journalism career in 1967 to marry theatre critic Kenneth Tynan. She had previously been married to Oliver Gates, a marriage that ended in divorce. Kenneth Tynan was also married when the couple's courtship began.Buck, Joan Juliet. "Obituary: Kathleen Tynan", The Independent, January 11, 1995.

She published a novel, The Summer Aeroplane, in 1975. The novel was later adapted into the film Agatha, starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave; Tynan collaborated with Arthur Hopcraft on the screenplay. She later also wrote a screenplay based on Louise Brooks' novel Lulu in Hollywood, although that film was never produced.

Following Kenneth Tynan's death in 1980, Kathleen published her best-known book, the biography The Life of Kenneth Tynan, in 1987. She subsequently edited and published an anthology of Kenneth's writing, Profiles, in 1990; an anthology of her second husband's letters in 1994 and published some of her own theatre and literary criticism as well before her death in 1995. She also had a subsequent relationship with Franco-Swiss director Barbet Schroeder.

She was portrayed by Catherine McCormack in the 2005 television film In Praise of Hardcore.

Kathleen Tynan was also mentioned in Helen Fielding's 1995 novel Bridget Jones's Diary ("I read in an article that Kathleen Tynan, late wife of the late Kenneth, had inner poise and, when writing, was to be found immaculately dressed, sitting at a small table in the center of the room sipping at a glass of chilled white wine")
This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kathleen Tynan", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 14
K Tynan Letters
1999 - K Tynan Letters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517399262
ISBN-10: 0517399261
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

The Life of Kenneth Tynan
1995 - The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857992663
ISBN-10: 1857992660
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  ?

Letters
1994 - Letters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297810766
ISBN-10: 0297810766
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  ?

The Life of Kenneth Tynan
1988 - The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413185907
ISBN-10: 0413185907
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  ?

Agatha
1979 - Agatha (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297775188
ISBN-10: 0297775189
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

Agatha
1979 - Agatha (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345275868
ISBN-10: 0345275861
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

Agatha
1978 - Agatha (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345277183
ISBN-10: 034527718X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

Summer Aeroplane
1975 - Summer Aeroplane (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297769026
ISBN-10: 0297769022
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  ?

THE LIFE OF KENNETH TYNAN
The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297790822
ISBN-10: 029779082X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  ?

Agatha - The Agatha Christie Mystery
Agatha - the Agatha Christie Mystery (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780352302960
ISBN-10: 0352302968
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  ?

The Life of Kenneth Tynan
The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688050801
ISBN-10: 0688050808
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  ?

The Life of Kenneth Tynan
The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780688089061
ISBN-10: 0688089062
  ?

The Life of Kenneth Tynan
The Life of Kenneth Tynan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857993301
ISBN-10: 1857993306
  ?