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  • Published: 7 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141933405
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Among The Bohemians




'Racy, vivacious, warm-hearted. Offers an illuminating and well-researched portrait of life among the artists, a century ago' TLS



Subversive, eccentric and flamboyant, the artistic community in the first half of the twentieth century were ingaged in a grand experiment.

The Bohemians ate garlic and didn't always wash; they painted and danced and didn't care what people thought. They sent their children to co-ed schools; explored homosexuality and Free Love. They were often drunk, broke and hungry but they were rebels.



In this fascinating book Virginia Nicholson examines the way the Bohemians refashioned the way we live our lives.
%%%'Racy, vivacious, warm-hearted. Offers an illuminating and well-researched portrait of life among the artists, a century ago' TLS
Subversive, eccentric and flamboyant, the artistic community in the first half of the twentieth century were ingaged in a grand experiment.
The Bohemians ate garlic and didn't always wash; they painted and danced and didn't care what people thought. They sent their children to co-ed schools; explored homosexuality and Free Love. They were often drunk, broke and hungry but they were rebels.
In this fascinating book Virginia Nicholson examines the way the Bohemians refashioned the way we live our lives.

  • Pub date: 7 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141933405
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Virginia Nicholson

Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After studying at Cambridge University she lived in France and Italy and then worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television. 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.
Books published by Penguin include Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939 and Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War. She is married and has three children.

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