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    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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    Title
    Singled Out
    Subtitle
    How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Virginia Nicholson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 297 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141020624
    ISBN 10: 0141020628
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    DC22: 306.81530941, 306.8153094109041
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JJG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    This is a ground-breaking book, richly nuanced with titbits of information, insight and understanding The Daily Mail Remarkably perceptive and well-researched ... Virginia Nicholson has produced another extraordinarily interesting work, sensitive, intelligent and well-written The Sunday Telegraph This in an inspiring book, lovingly researched, well-written and humane... the period is beautifully caught The Economist Brave, humane and honest The Observer