How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War
By (author) Virginia Nicholson
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Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson
Book DescriptionVirginia Nicholson's Singled Out is the touching and beautifully told story of the women who were left alone after World War I - a remarkable generation of women who were changed by war; and in their turn helped change society. In 1919 a generation of young women discovered that there were, quite simply, not enough men to go round, and the statistics confirmed it. After the 1921 Census, the press ran alarming stories of the 'Problem of the Surplus Women - Two Million who can never become Wives...'. This book is about those women, and about how they were forced, by a tragedy of historic proportions, to stop depending on men for their income, their identity and their future happiness. 'This is a ground-breaking book, richly nuanced with titbits of information, insight and understanding' Daily Mail 'Remarkably perceptive and well-researched ...Virginia Nicholson has produced another extraordinarily interesting work, sensitive, intelligent and well-written' Sunday Telegraph 'This in an inspiring book, lovingly researched, well-written and humane...the period is beautifully caught' Economist 'Brave, humane and honest' Observer Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television and her first book, Charleston - A Bloomsbury House and Garden (written in collaboration with her father, Quentin Bell), was an account of the Sussex home of her grandmother, the painter Vanessa Bell. Her second book, Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, was published by Penguin in 2002. She lives in Sussex.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141020624
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Virginia Nicholson
Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Paperback (March 2016)
Tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. This book reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of those who lived it. It takes you back in time to when our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, laughed, loved and struggled.
Millions Like Us, Paperback (March 2012)
We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. This title tells the story of the women's Second World War.
Charleston, Paperback (May 2004)
Fascinating personal account by Quentin Bell and his daughter Virginia Nicholson of this extraordinary house, its history and the lives of those who lived in it.
Among the Bohemians, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Virginia Nicholson
Subversive, eccentric and flamboyant - the Bohemians ate garlic and didn't always wash; they painted and danced and didn't care what people thought. They sent their children to co-ed schools; explored homosexuality and Free Love. They were often drunk, broke and hungry but they were rebels.
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Author Biography - Virginia Nicholson
Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television and her first book, Charleston - A Bloomsbury House and Garden (written in collaboration with her father, Quentin Bell), was an account of the Sussex home of her grandmother, the painter Vanessa Bell. Her second book, Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939, was published by Penguin in 2002. She lives in Sussex.
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