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Irene Temple Bailey (1885-1953) was an American novelist and short story writer. Beginning around 1902, she was contributing stories to national magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Cavalier Magazine, Cosmopolitan, American Magazine, McClure's, Woman's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, McCall's and others. In 1914, Bailey wrote the screenplay for the Vitagraph Studios film Auntie and two of her books were filmed. She also had three of her books on the list of bestselling novels in the United States in 1918, 1922, and 1926 as determined by the New York Times. Among her most famous works are: Glory of Youth (1913), Contrary Mary (1914), Adventures in Girlhood (1917), Mistress Anne (1917), The Tin Soldier (1916) and Trumpeter Swan (1920).