Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE (27 October 1889 – 31 March 1981), known by her maiden name as Enid Algerine Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story "National Velvet" which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor.

She was born in Rochester, Kent, and brought up mostly in Jamaica. She went to art school in London, and then worked for Frank Harris.

She was a nurse during World War I, writing critically of the hospital administration and being dismissed as a result. She was a driver in France for the remainder of the war years.

Her brother Ralph Bagnold founded the Long Range Desert Group during World War II.

In 1920 she married Sir Roderick Jones (Chairman of Reuters) but continued to use her maiden name for her writing. They lived at North End House in Rottingdean, near Brighton, Sussex, (previously the home of Sir Edward Burne-Jones), the garden of which inspired her play "The Chalk Garden". Their great-granddaughter is Samantha Cameron, wife of the United Kingdom's current Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

Lady Jones died at Rottingdean in 1981 and is buried at St Margaret's Church.


*A Diary Without Dates (1917)
*The Sailing Ships and other poems (1918)
*The Happy Foreigner (1920)
*Serena Blandish or the Difficulty of Getting Married (1924) as A Lady of Quality
*Alice & Thomas & Jane (1930)
*National Velvet (1935)
*The Door of Life (1938)
*The Squire (1938)
*Lottie Dundass (1943) play
*Two Plays (1944)
*The Loved and Envied (1951)
*Theatre (1951)
*The Girl's Journey (1954)
*The Chalk Garden (1956) play
*The Chinese Prime Minister (1964) play
*"A Matter of Gravity" (original title "Call Me Jacky") (1967) play
*Autobiography (1969)
*Four Plays (1970)

*Poems (1978)
*Letters to Frank Harris & Other Friends (1980)
*Early Poems (1987)


*Anne Sebba (1986) "Enid Bagnold, The Authorised Biography"
*Lenemaja Friedman (1986) "Enid Bagnold"

External links

* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wbagnold.htm Page at Spartacus]
*gutenberg author|id=Enid_Bagnold|name=Enid Bagnold
*ibdb name|id=5405|name=Enid Bagnold
*imdb name| id=0046779|name=Enid Bagnold

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