Location: St. Margaret's Church, Rottingdean, East Sussex, England
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British author and playwright. Daughter of an officer in the Royal Engineers who was educated in both England and Switzerland after spending time as a child in Jamaica.
When war broke out in 1914 she joined the Voluntary Aid detachment and served as a nurse at a military hospital in Woolwich. She wrote a critical pamphlet about her experiences and was dismissed; she then volunteered as a driver in France for the remainder of the war.
After the war she worked as a journalist for Hearth and House and The Modern Society. She married Sir Roderick Jones in 1920, becoming Lady Jones, but continued to use her maiden name for her writing. She is best remembered for National Velvet (1935), which was made into a film in 1944 staring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney.