A graduate of Smith whose two sons are at college and whose daughter is in hoarding school. ANN LEIGHTON is fast approaching that period of unemployment which she feels is the destiny of the American matron. During the war when her husband teas orerseas she ran the household, did the gardening, tended the bank account—an experience which she has recorded in her book, While We Are Absent. At that time, the prospect of being fiftyseemed one of sanctuary and peace. Then at last she would have leisure. Leisure for what?
An American housewife happily married to an English husband. ANN LEIGHTON has lived in England. India, Burma, Ayrshire, and Massachusetts. She has Iearned the conventions which distinguish English talk from its American equivalent and, when necessary, acts as translator for those who cannot follow. Atlantic readers may remember her touching book While We Are Absent, which appeared under our imprint during the war.