Miss Isabel Jay in play she wrote herself : joined by husband and daughter on her
Miss Isabel Jay in play she wrote herself : joined by husband and daughter on her return to the stage.
Miss Isabel Jay had a great reception on her return to the stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Hastings, in " The Inevitable ", written by herself. Her Husband Mr Frank Curzon, also re - appeared, while Miss Cecilia Cavendish, daughter of Miss Jay and Mr Curzon, was a striking success.
Miss Isabel Jay ( " Anne West " ) with a beautiful floral tribute presented to her at the close of the play.
27 February 1923
Portrait by John Hedgecoe - Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones (October 27, 1889 - March 31
Portrait by John Hedgecoe - Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones (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 on the West Indian island of Jamaica. She went to art school in London, and then worked for Frank Harris (who seduced her in an upstairs room at the Caf? 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 (Chairman of Reuters). Their granddaughter is Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor. She continued to use her maiden name for her writing. Surprisingly, she was never awarded a damehood for her own contributions (to literature).
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