Enid Bagnold

[Lady Jones]

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Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones (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 his wife Ethel Alger, and brought up mostly in Jamaica. She went to ... more »

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  • ''When a man goes through six years' training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 15 (1969).
  • ''Sex—the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 6 (1969).
  • ''A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 4 (1969).
  • ''The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age—what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 5 (1969).
  • ''As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.''
    Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 16 (1969).
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