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A House Full of Daughters

review A House Full of Daughters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read summary ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Nicolson A family memoir that traces the myths legends and secrets of seven generations of remarkable womenAll families have their myths and legends For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great great grandmother Pepita the flirty manipulation of her great grandmother Victoria the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville West her mother’s Tory conventional background But then Juliet a disting. I ve read two history books by Juliet Nicolson and enjoyed them both so I was pretty confident I would enjoy this family memoir Nicolson starts her book with the story of her great great grandmother the very lowly born Spanish dancer Pepita and then works through 7 generations of the female line to end with a beautiful chapter on her own much loved grand daughter ImogenMuch of the early part of this book will be familiar with those who have read The Disinherited by Robert Sackville West a relative cousin I think of NicolsonNicolson is a talented clear and elegant writer and the early chapters show she is a than capable historian and biographer However I think the book really comes into its own when she writes about her own mother and then about herself motherhood and her battle with alcoholism Nicolson admits how difficult it was to write this part of the book and indeed the doubts she had about even trying to do so But she confronts it unflinchingly and whilst I very rarely cry at any book this got me very close

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review A House Full of Daughters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read summary ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Nicolson Eople in their own right but also as part of who she is and where she has come from A House Full of Daughters is one woman’s investigation into the nature of family memory and the past As Juliet finds uncomfortable patterns reflected in these distant and recent versions of herself she realizes her challenge is to embrace the good and reject the hazards that have trapped past generationsFrom Farrar Straus and Giroux's Official Summary via Macmillan. The promise of the prologue goes unfulfilled There is a lack of organization and continuity to the writing and it is truly the story of very unlikeable people Or perhaps the author simply spent too much time discussing the horrific flaws of her family and not enough time on creating a story

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review A House Full of Daughters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read summary ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Nicolson Uished historian started to uestion As she did so she sifted fact from fiction uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women In the nineteenth century slums of Malaga the salons of fin de siecle Washington DC an English boarding school during the Second World War Chelsea in the 1960s the knife edge that was New York City in the 1980s these women emerge for Juliet as p. I loved this sweep through history told through the singular lives of the women of the author s family Each woman s life is described in just a couple of chapters so that I never found myself getting too bored by mundane details Juliet Nicolson does a wonderful job of placing these women in their exact time and place while also uncovering the major and universal themes of their lives She examines the characters lovingly and forgives them their faults When she tells her own story the author is very honest about her strengths and foibles and you can understand her clearly as a product of her family and the particular time period in which she has lived I loved the book because it reminded me that life is often difficult Even living surrounded by beautiful things at places like Knole and Sissinghurst does not protect you from heartache and fear and often destructive coping mechanisms Finally although most of the book centers on the women in her family the author does a brilliant job describing her father Nigel the son of Vita Sackville West I think it is a beautiful book with some poignant life lessons

  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • A House Full of Daughters
  • Juliet Nicolson
  • English
  • 06 July 2020
  • 9780374172459

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read summary ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Nicolson This book does two things It covers the biographies of eight generations of women in the author's family as well as offering a close study of the freuently fraught mother daughter relationship all women recognize It starts with the mother of th

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson has written some excellent books including two works of history “The Perfect Summer” and “The Great Silence” plus a novel “Abdication” However in this new book she turns her attention to her own family history and what a family it is The granddaughter of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson daughter of Nigel Nicolson and sister of the historian Adam Nicolson she comes from a great literar

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters I've read two history books by Juliet Nicolson and enjoyed them both so I was pretty confident I would enjoy this family memoir Nicolson starts her book with the story of her great great grandmother the very lowly born Spanish dancer Pepita and then works through 7 generations of the female line to end with a beautiful chapter on he

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    free read A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read PDF A House Full of Daughters This is a richly layered story spanning 7 generations over 160 years of 2 families the Sackville Wests and the Nicolsons with a focus on the lives of the women The author a renowned historian shares with the reader the lives of 7 women starting with her great great Spanish grandmother Pepita who enchanted Europe with her f

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters summary ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Juliet Nicolson A very moving account of seven generations of womenInteresting how things are carried on through the generationsAll amazing women love is the keyTouching and beautifully written

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    free read A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson ☆ 9 read PDF A House Full of Daughters I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this ARC book Juliet Nicolson writes about seven generations of her family She mostly writes of the womenShe starts with her great great grandmotherPepita born in Spain daughter of Catalina Pepita is born poor but earns money and becomes famous for being a Spanish Flamenco dancer This

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters The promise of the prologue goes unfulfilled There is a lack of organization and continuity to the writing and it is truly the story of very unlikeable people Or perhaps the author simply spent too much time discussing the horrific flaws of her family and not enough time on creating a story

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    PDF A House Full of Daughters The motherdaughter relationship is notoriously complex and in this family history half biography and the other half memoir author Juliet Nicolson has particularly rich material to work with Although the book is a very personal project for Nicolson in the sense that she is hoping to fill in the shadowy outlines of her female ancestors she is also aiming for a social history and even a psychological one Maternal

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