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Virginia Bell Dabney

Born: 1919 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Virginia was born in Chicago, but as an infant taken to a farm in Virginia where she lived with her mother and sisters while her father stayed in Chicago.

Biography: ==Biographical and Professional Information


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Virginia Bell Dabney on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Once there was a farm :
ISBN: 039458211X OCLC: 20264516

Random House, New York : ©1990.

In 1917, for reasons that still remain mysterious to the author, her mother left her husband in Chicago and moved with her own father and two young daughters to a 160-acre hardscrabble farm without plumbing of electricity in central Virginia. Mrs. Dabney was born two years later, in 1919, and in these pages recalls her halcyon childhood there.

Once there was a farm-- :
ISBN: 0813918472 OCLC: 38989599

University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville : 1998.