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Kennedy 'sells memoirs for $8m'
Edward Kennedy
Edward Kennedy was first elected to the Senate in 1962
The most prominent surviving member of the Kennedy family, Sen Edward Kennedy, has reportedly agreed to sell the rights to his memoirs for $8m (4m).

After a six-day auction, they were secured by the publishers Twelve and are due to be published in 2010.

Industry sources told US media the deal was comparable to the $8m Sen Hillary Clinton got for Living History.

Sen Kennedy was first elected in 1962. His brother John F Kennedy had been elected president.

The Massachusetts senator has become an iconic figure within the Democratic Party, and a prominent campaigner for reforms in many areas, including education, wages, health care and immigration.

Twelve is part of the Hachette Book Group USA.

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