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Ruby Mildred Ayres (1883-1955), Romantic novelist

Sitter in 15 portraits
Undeterred by expulsion from school for writing 'an advanced love story', Ayres wrote 150 romantic novels. Her unprecedented success ensured large print runs and regular re-issues for novels including The Romance of a Rogue (1923) and Love without Wings (1953). An astute businesswomen, who negotiated her own contracts in Britain and abroad, Ayres's books are characterised by a simple morality where happiness depends on the 'simple things in life'.

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 September 1933
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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 September 1933
NPG x26618

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 15 September 1933
NPG x26619

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10331

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10332

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10333

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10334

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10335

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1949
NPG x128507

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79345

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79346

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79347

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79348

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79349

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Ruby Mildred Ayres

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 24 October 1947
NPG x79350