Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 27, 2003 - History - 400 pages

'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.

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User Review  - amy_marie26 - LibraryThing

I'm wavering between two and three stars. This was not what I expected, but really it's my mistake since Virginia Nicholson is upfront about the fact that she is primarily interested in social history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

I am mixed on this book, there was a lot of history in this book, I learned a lot and it is a very approachable book in it's style, but quite often I had a hard time getting past the apologist nature ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Virginia Nicholson is the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell. A freelance jouralist and researcher, she is Deputy Chairman of The Charleston Trust. Her first book was Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden. Virginia Nicholson lives in Sussex.

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