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    Description"This lively biography reveals a passionate woman who was painfully aware of the difficulties of living as a writer and as a wife and mother." ("Times"). This remarkable biography brings to life one of the most active and gifted women of her generation. Best known as the author of "National Velvet" and "The Chalk Garden", Enid Bagnold was born in 1889 and was determined from an early age to have it all: literary acclaim, social success, motherhood, marriage and lovers. In Chelsea she painted with Sickert and was sculpted by Gaudier Brzeska. As a journalist, she worked with and was seduced by Frank Harris. Having worked as a VAD during the First World War, she wrote an expose of hospital cruelty which won her instant fame. Her marriage to Roderick Jones, head of Reuters, enabled her to combine motherhood and a glittering social life with the thrill and turmoil of a long and varied career on both sides of the Atlantic. Although the post-war film of National Velvet brought her international acclaim, her passion remained the theatre, involving such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Edith Evans, Gladys Cooper, Irene Selznick, Charles Laughton and John Gielgud. "An extremely readable and often revelatory book that portrays not only the authoress of "The Chalk Garden" but also the complex social period through which she lived." ("Financial Times").


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    Title
    Enid Bagnold
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Sebba
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571276479
    ISBN 10: 0571276474
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC22: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNBL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber Finds
    Publication date
    12 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anna Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, journalist and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She has written a number of books including Jennie Churchill: Winstons' American Mother, The Exiled Collector: William Bankes and the Making of an English Country House, Laura Ashley: A Life by Design, Enid Bagnold and Battling for News: Women Reporters from the Risorgimento to Tiananmen Square. The last three are being reissued in Faber Finds. Anne is currently writing a biography of Wallis Simpson.