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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Virginia Bell Dabney  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1919 in Chicago, Illinois

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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.

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Titles At Your Library

Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered
ISBN: 039458211X

Random House. 1990

Dabney offers an evocative account of growing up on a backwoods Virginia farm during the 1920s and 1930s, the struggle to survive in the face of financial hardship, and the family and friends who surrounded her