Regiment of Women

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English
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About the Author

Winifred Ashton (1888-1965) was an English novelist and playwright. Born in Blackheath, Ashton published her first novel, Regiment of Women (1917), under the pseudonym Clemence Dane, launching a long and successful career as a professional writer. Her 1921 play A Bill of Divorcement, a major hit, was adapted for a 1932 film starring Katharine Hepburn and John Barrymore as well as a 1940 remake starring Maureen O'Hara and Adolphe Menjou. Encouraged by the success of the burgeoning film industry, Ashton began working as a screenwriter on such projects as Anna Karenina (1935) and Perfect Strangers (1945), the latter of which earned her an Academy Award. A member of the legendary Detection Club, one of her novels--cowritten with Helen Simpson--was adapted for Alfred Hitchcock's 1930 film Murder!

This collection features the work of Jacob J. Leibson, an author of religious children's stories and plays; Ruth E. Levi; the Rabbis: Rev. Dr. Alexander Lyons, Solomon Fineberg, Joseph Leiser, and Louis Witt; Imra Kraft, an author of educational children's plays; the vice president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Louis Broido and Elma Levinger, a teacher and activist who dedicated her writing career to producing work that would instill a sense of pride in Jewish children.