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Nicholson, Virginia

Overview
Works: 19 works in 108 publications in 2 languages and 3,352 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: DA566.4, 306.8153094109041
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Virginia Nicholson
Among the bohemians : experiments in living, 1900-1939 by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of English artistic pioneers who made key achievements in the first half of the twentieth century discusses their challenge of the Victorian bourgeoisie and overall contributions to the cultural revolution of the period
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First World War deprived Britain of three quarters of a million soldiers, leaving as many more incapacitated. In 1919 a generation of women who unquestioningly believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that here were, quite simply, not enough men to go round. They became known as 'the Surplus Women'." "Many of us remember them: they wee our teachers, our maiden aunts, women who seemed to have lost out life's feast. This book tells their stories: it tells of the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed ... the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the past after her soldier love was killed ... the Bradford mill girl whose campaign to better the lot of the 'War spinsters' was to make her a public figure ... and of many other who reinvented themselves." "Tracing their fates, Virginia Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-War decades had to stop depending on a man for her income, her identity and her happiness. Some just endured; others challenged the conventions, fought the system, found fulfilment. Singled Out pays homage to a remarkable generation of women. They were changed by war; in their turn they helped change society. These pages offer some of their solutions, and also some of their consolations."--Jacket
Charleston : a Bloomsbury house and garden by Quentin Bell( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the artistic talents of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant by presenting the story, unique interiors, and gardens of their home, Charleston
Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost three-quarters of a million British soldiers lost their lives during World War I, and many more were incapacitated by their wounds, leaving behind a generation of women who, raised to see marriage as "the crown and joy of woman's life," suddenly discovered that they were left without an escort. Drawing upon a wealth of memoirs, this book tells the inspiring stories of these women: the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed, the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the ancient past after her soldier love was killed, and many others who, deprived of their traditional roles, reinvented themselves into something better. Tracing their fates, Nicholson shows that these women did indeed harbor secret sadness, and many of them yearned for the comforts forever denied them--physical intimacy, a loving relationship, and children. Some just endured, but others challenged the conventions, fought the system, and found fulfillment outside of marriage.--From publisher description
Millions like us : women's lives in war and peace 1939-1949 by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the conditions of 'total war', millions of women - in the services and on the home front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. In this text, the author tells the story of the women's war, through a host of individual women's experiences
Perfect wives in ideal homes : the story of women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes' reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story
Millions like us : women's lives in the Second World War by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How two million women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War deprived Britain of three-quarters of a million soldiers. The press ran stories about the 'Problem of the Surplus Women - Two Million who can never become Wives ... '. Tracing their fates, this book shows how the single woman of the inter-war decades had to stop depending on men for her income, her identity and her happiness
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the First World War a generation of women who believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that there were simply not enough men left to go round. Tracing their fates, Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-war years had to depend on herself and, in doing so, helped change society
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the First World War a generation of women who believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that there were simply not enough men left to go round. Tracing their fates, Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-war years had to depend on herself and, in doing so, helped change society
Ellas solas un mundo sin hombres tras la Gran Guerra by Virginia Nicholson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War by Virginia Nicholson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War deprived Britain of three-quarters of a million soldiers, with as many more incapacitated. In 1919 a generation of women who unquestioningly believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that there were, quite simply, not enough men to go round. The press ran alarming stories about the 'Problem of the surplus women - two million who can never become wives'. But behind the headlines were thousands of brave, emancipated individuals forced by a tragedy of historic proportions to rethink their entire futures
An artists' home, Charleston( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of siblings grand by Virginia Nicholson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un chien Andalou (1928) by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un chien andalou consists of bizarre and surreal images which may or may not mean anything. A woman's eye is slit open, a man pokes at a severed hand in the street with his cane. A man drags two grand pianos containing dead and rotting donkeys and live preists, a man's hand has a hole in the palm from which ants emerge. The hearts of age is surreal short of a street magician. The imaginative camera angles and special effects hint at the images. In Ballet Mechanique the director weaves images of geometric shapes and humans into a symbolic Freudian dance
Charleston calendar 1999( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Millions Like Us : Women's Lives in the Second World War by Virginia Nicholson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Virginia Nicholson's Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War. A special multi-voice recording featuring five actresses that bring to life the hundreds of personal testimonies, diary entries and books that make up this superb study. Read by Patience Tomlinson, Annie Aldington, Rachel Bavidge, Julie Maisey and Georgina Sutton.In 1942 Cora Johnston is grieving over the death of her young husband, torpedoed in the Atlantic; Aileen Morris is intercepting Luftwaffe communications during the siege of Malta - and Clara Milburn, whose son was captured after Dunkirk, is waiting, and waiting ...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 - in the Services and on the Home Front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed.In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women's war, through a host of individual women's experiences. She tells how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again
Human oddities : and other stories by Virginia Nicholson( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The hearts of age by Orson Welles( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Made by Welles at the age of 19, intended as a parody of the surrealist movement. Welles appears as the figure of death
 
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Among the bohemians : experiments in living, 1900-1939
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