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A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations, Juliet Nicolson

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A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations
Title
A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations
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Juliet Nicolson
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Language
eng
Summary
"A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women. All 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 distinguished historian, started to question. 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 D.C., 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 people 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 more recent versions of herself, she realizes her challenge is to embrace the good and reject the hazards that have trapped past generations"--
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Title
A house full of daughters
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After years of hearing stories about her female ancestors, historian Juliet Nicolson (Vita Sackville-West's granddaughter) undertook extensive research on her family tree. The resulting multigenerational biography begins in 1830 Spain and crosses the Atlantic several times, ending up in contemporary Britain. This fascinating narrative explains how an Andalusian flamenco dancer produced aristocratic British descendants, portrays the glittering late 19th-century diplomatic scene in Washington, DC, and explores relationships among generations of the Sackville-West family. In addition to vivid portraits of her forbears, Nicolson provides a compelling history of Knole, her ancestral home. A House Full of Daughtersis a must-read for women's history fans and British nobility buffs. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10513108
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.8743
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT788.N52
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a memoir of seven generations
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a memoir of seven generations
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Juliet Nicolson
A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations, Juliet Nicolson
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A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations, Juliet Nicolson
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Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Pepita: Dependence -- Pepita: Independence -- Victoria: Bargaining -- Victoria: Loyalty -- Vita: Ambivalence -- Philippa: Loneliness -- Philippa: Trapped -- Juliet: Confusion -- Juliet: Escape -- Juliet: Guilty -- Clemmie and Flora: Forgiveness -- Imogen: Love
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ocn925498310
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374172459
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015042556
Other physical details
illustrations

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