Virginia Nicholson


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in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1955

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VIRGINIA NICHOLSON was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1955. Her father was the art historian and writer Quentin Bell, acclaimed for his biography of his aunt Virginia Woolf. Her mother Anne Olivier Bell edited the five volumes of Virginia Woolf’s Diaries.

Virginia grew up in the suburbs of Leeds, but the family moved to Sussex when she was in her teens. She was educated at Lewes Priory School (Comprehensive). After a gap year working in Paris she went on to study English Literature at King’s College Cambridge.

In 1978 Virginia spent a year living in Italy (Venice), where she taught English and learnt Italian. Returning to the UK in 1979 she re-visited her northern childhood while working for Yorkshire Television as a researcher for children’s
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“My environment reflects the life I've led, the places I've visited and the people I've loved.”
Virginia Nicholson, Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939

“There is love and there is sorrow, but the gain outweighs the loss, if you will make it so.”
Virginia Nicholson, Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War

“Love- the only human attribute that is indestructible by time, that is certain to survive time, if humanity itself survives.”
Virginia Nicholson, Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War

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