Bagnold, Enid

NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT (GREAT-BRITAIN)
BORN 27 Oct 1889, Rochester, Kent - DIED 31 Mar 1981, Rottingdean, East Sussex (near Brighton)
GRAVE LOCATION Rottingdean, Sussex: St. Margaret's Churchyard, 2-19 Dean Court Road (family vault (ashes))

Enid Bagnold was the daughter of Colonel Arthur Henry Bagnoldof, an officer in the Royal Engineers. She was educated in England and Switzerland before she enrolled the Walter Sickert School of Art. In 1914 she served as a nurse in Woolwich, She was dismissed after she wrote a critical pamphlet and then served in France as a driver.

After the First World War she worked as a journalist. She was romantically involved with editor Frank Harris but in 1920 she married Sir Roderick Jones, who directed Reuters and bought the former house of Edward Burne-Jones in Rottingdean near Brighton.

She concentrated on her writing and her most succesful book was "National Velvet". Her play "Chalk Garden" was performed at the Royal Theatre in Brighton with Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft.

Family
• Husband: Jones, Roderick (1920-)

Sources
• Todd, Janet (ed.), Dictionary of British Woman Writers, Routledge, London, 1989
Women of Brighton - Famous women from Brighton

Images

The grave of Enid Bagnold and Roderick Jones at St. Margaret's Churchyard, Rottingdean, Sussex.
Picture by Androom (07 Feb 2012)

 

The grave of Enid Bagnold and Roderick Jones at St. Margaret's Churchyard, Rottingdean, Sussex.
Picture by Androom (07 Feb 2012)

 

The house in Rottingdean, Sussex where Enid Bagnold and Angela Thirkell lived.
Picture by Androom (03 Oct 2014)

 


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Published: 12 Oct 2014
Last update: 30 Jul 2016