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"The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name." -- Enid Bagnold
Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE (27 October 1889 – 31 March 1981), known by her maiden name as Enid 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, daughter of Colonel Arthur Henry Bagnold, and brought up mostly in Jamaica. She went to art school at the school of Walter Sickert in London, and then worked for Frank Harris, who was also her first lover.

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. She wrote of her hospital experiences in Diary Without Dates and her driving experiences in The Happy Foreigner.

Her brother Ralph Bagnold founded the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) during World War II, a precursor of the SAS.

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. They had four children. Their great-granddaughter is Samantha Cameron, wife of the United Kingdom's current Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

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

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Total Books: 82
National Velvet
2019 - National Velvet [Dover Children's Evergreen Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486828824
ISBN-10: 0486828824
Genre: Children's Books

National Velvet
2017 - National Velvet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780603577413
ISBN-10: 0603577415
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Squire
2013 - The Squire (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781903155936
ISBN-10: 1903155932
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Diary Without Dates
2009 - A Diary Without Dates (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151691415
ISBN-10: 1151691410

The Happy Foreigner
2009 - The Happy Foreigner (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150787188
ISBN-10: 115078718X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

National Velvet
2002 - National Velvet [Book and Charm] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780694015795
ISBN-10: 0694015792
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

National Velvet
1999 - National Velvet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380810567
ISBN-10: 0380810565
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

National Velvet
1991 - National Velvet [Flare Original Novel] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380712359
ISBN-10: 0380712350
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

The Loved and Envied
1990 - The Loved and Envied [Virago Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140162110
ISBN-10: 0140162119
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

The Happy Foreigner
1987 - The Happy Foreigner (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140161694
ISBN-10: 0140161694
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Matter of Gravity
1978 - Matter of Gravity (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434043040
ISBN-10: 0434043044

National Velvet
1971 - National Velvet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671299132
ISBN-10: 0671299131
Genre: Children's Books

1970 - Loved and Envied [Landmark Library] (Hardcover)
Four Plays
1970 - Four Plays (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780434043026
ISBN-10: 0434043028

National Velvet
1953 - National Velvet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590337335
ISBN-10: 0590337335
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Autobiography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434043033
ISBN-10: 0434043036

Alice and Thomas and Jane
Alice and Thomas and Jane (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434928101
ISBN-10: 0434928100

National Velvet Bagnold NW 24
National Velvet Bagnold Nw 24 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780435120245
ISBN-10: 0435120247

Chalk Garden
Chalk Garden [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573010644
ISBN-10: 0573010641
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Chalk Garden
The Chalk Garden (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780573606892
ISBN-10: 0573606897

Chinese Prime Minister
Chinese Prime Minister [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573607035
ISBN-10: 0573607036

A matter of gravity A comedy in three acts
A Matter of Gravity a Comedy in Three Acts (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780573612046
ISBN-10: 0573612048