By Juliet Nicolson
A kinfolk memoir that strains the myths, legends, and secrets and techniques of 7 generations of outstanding women
All households have their myths and legends. for a few years Juliet Nicolson approved hers--the risky great thing about her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the notorious eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional history. yet then Juliet, a individual historian, began to query. As she did so, she sifted truth from fiction, uncovering information and secrets and techniques lengthy held simply out of sight.
A residence packed with Daughters takes us via seven generations of girls. within the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington D.C., an English boarding university throughout the moment global struggle, Chelsea within the Sixties, the knife-edge that was once ny urban within the Nineteen Eighties, those ladies emerge for Juliet as humans of their personal correct, but additionally as a part of who she is and the place she has come from.
A condo jam-packed with Daughters is one woman’s research into the character of relatives, reminiscence, and the earlier. As Juliet reveals uncomfortable styles mirrored in those far-off and more moderen types of herself, she realizes her problem is to include the nice and reject the risks that experience trapped prior generations.
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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations by Juliet Nicolson