HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
328832,667 (3.88)30
Works by Violet Needhamorganize | filter
Members
Related tags
Events on LibraryThing Local
No events listed. (add an event)
Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Legal name
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Place of death
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Violet Needham was born in London to a British army officer on the fringes of the aristocracy and his Dutch wife, a wealthy heiress. Violet's father, who taught his daughters to ride and drive horses and to love poetry, was a compulsive gambler, and his family veered between affluence and relative poverty depending on his luck. According to the Violet Needham Society, "Perhaps it is little wonder that so many of Violet’s young heroines are rescued from precarious financial situations." When she was 19, she accompanied her father on a six-year posting as a military attaché to Rome. She learned to speak French, German, and Italian. She created adventurous bedtime stories for her nephews, which she eventually wrote down and submitted for publication, without success. In 1939, when she was 63, her first book, The Black Riders, was finally published; for the next 18 years she published a new children's novel each year. They were enormously popular in her lifetime and still have a devoted following. Many of the books were illustrated by Joyce Bruce, a Gloucestershire neighbor.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.88)
0.5
1
1.5
2 4
2.5
3 6
3.5 3
4 27
4.5 5
5 7

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Violet Needham is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Violet Needham is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,116,964 books! | Top bar: Always visible