A House Full of Daughters
One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love.
All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson’s was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother’s Tory-conventional background.
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, 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
"Shocking and brave... Nicolson's anger, tenderness and insight have resulted in an exceptionally moving book" -- Miranda Seymour * Daily Telegraph * "I couldn't put it down... Enthralling, touching and beautifully written" -- Joanna Lumley "Original and illuminating... A House Full of Daughters gallops through seven generations with confidence and ease: it is funny in parts, painful in others but always honest." -- Andrea Wulf * Guardian * "Tense, highly personal and beautifully written... A powerful and moving family portrait" -- Christena Appleyard * Literary Review * "Candid, poignant, well-written and wonderfully life-affirming" -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Tatler *
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