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The Resource Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson

Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson

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Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War
Title
Singled out
Title remainder
how two million women survived without men after the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Nicholson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
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Nicholson, Virginia
Dewey number
306.8153
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War widows
  • Single women
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Viking, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043484760
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xix, 456 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781405649131
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Viking, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043484760
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xix, 456 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781405649131
Other physical details
ill.

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