The Half-Crown House Author:Helen Ashton Helen Ashton was born, and has lived most of her life, in London. She studied to become a doctor at London Hospital from 1916 to 1921, where she "qualified in Medicine." When she married A. E. N. Jordan in 1927, she gave up her medical career and began to write "seriously." Since that time she has published some 20 books, including "Dr. Seroc... more »old", "The Swan of Usk", "Yeoman's Hospital" and "The Lost Captain". In 1949, Janeites and other acclaimed her novel based upon the life of Jane Austen, entitled "Parson Austen's Daughter."
When their apartment in historic Gray's Inn was destroyed by fire in 1941, Miss Ashton and her barrister husband moved to the country. Living on the borders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, she has become an impassioned gardener, a poultry raise and an amateur cook. Her other interests include architecture, English history and antique collecting."« less