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Name: Enid Bagnold  
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Date of Birth: 27th October 1889
Place of Birth: Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Profession: Writer
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Enid Bagnold (October 27, 1889 – March 31, 1981) was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet, 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 (who seduced her in an upstairs room at the Café Royal, one of his verifiable conquests).

She was a nurse during World War I, writing critically of the hospital administration and being dismissed. She then was a driver in France. In 1920 she married Sir Roderick Jones, becoming Lady Jones. She continued to use her maiden name for her writing.


  • 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
  • Autobiography (1969)
  • Four Plays (1970)
  • Matter of Gravity (1975) play
  • Poems (1978)
  • Letters to Frank Harris & Other Friends (1980)
  • Early Poems (1987)

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