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Virginia Nicholson

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Virginia Nicholson (née Bell; born 1955) is an English non-fiction author known for her works of women's history in the first half of the twentieth century. Nicholson was born in Newcastle and grew up in Leeds before becoming a television researcher.


Her father was the writer and art historian Quentin Bell, nephew of Virginia Woolf;[1][2] her mother, Anne Olivier Bell, edited Virginia Woolf's diaries.[3][4] She married writer William Nicholson in 1988.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Gardens. Frances Lincoln, London, 1997. (With Quentin Bell) ISBN 0711211337
  • Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939. Viking, London, 2002.[5] ISBN 0670889660
  • Singled Out - How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War. Viking, 2007. ISBN 978-0670915644
  • Millions Like Us: Women's Lives During the Second World War. Viking, 2011. ISBN 978-0670917785
  • Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s. Viking, 2015. ISBN 978-0670921317


  1. ^ "Biography".
  2. ^ "The way we really were". 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Everett, Lucinda (27 February 2015). "Virginia Nicholson on her great-aunt Virginia Woolf: 'I'm not mad, or fragile or childless, or all of the things she was'". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Biography". Virginia Nicholson. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ Jays, David (17 November 2002). "Observer review: Among the Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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