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It made me very melancholy ... I think, in recent times, the innocence of children like Sparrow, Brat and Little Baby has been lost - I wonder how many children these days would automatically assume Jesus had turned up unannounced on such an unremarkable farm. It is a wistful tale, at times funny, at times it could make you weep - a great all-round read
Mary Hayley Bell was born in Shanghai, China where her father served in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. The family later moved to Tientsin, China (now Tianjin). Mary Hayley Bell appeared on the Broadway stage in Volpone in April, 1928 and in The Shrike in 1958. She also appeared in the films Vintage Wine (1938) and The Shrike (1955). She married actor John Mills in London on January 16, 1941 ...moreMore about Mary Hayley Bell...