A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

b Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraph, Mail Lady As read on BBC Radio 4All 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, her mother s Tory conventional background But then Juliet, a renowned 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 si cle 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 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, the past and, above all, love It brings with it messages of truth and hope for us all.
A House Full of Daughters A Memoir of Seven Generations b Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraph Mail Lady As read on BBC Radio All families have their myths and legends For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers the dangerous beauty of her fl

  • Title: A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations
  • Author: Juliet Nicolson
  • ISBN: 0374172455
  • Page: 126
  • Format: reli
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    1. Un récit détaché, discret, mais pas impartial, de la dernière descendante (et fière de l'être) de plusieurs générations de femmes, des bas fonds de Malaga à l'upper class britannique, par la grace et la force d'au moins trois femmes extraordinaires, Pepita la danseuse, Victoria sa fille qui arrive à être quasi ambassadrice à Washington, chatelaine à Knole et quasi héritière de la collection Wlallace. Vita Sackville West, enfin, plus connue -surtout à travers le portrait qu'en fai [...]

    2. this is a ténder, powerful, brave writing of a generational story which juliet nicolson has elegantly brought to life and given to all of us to reflect upon through our own prisms. Her literary heritage finally coming to the fore, subsuming the deep family archives of the Sackville Wests and Nicolsons yet becoming her own redemption and the building of a new generation which undoubtdedly will have been spared much of the suffering of the preceeding ones.

    3. L'auteur, petite-fille de Vita Sackville West retrace l'histoire des femmes de sa famille, depuis sa trisaïeule, une danseuse espagnole entrée presque par effraction dans l'aristocratie anglaise. Le destin de ces femmes, celui de l'auteur y compris, semé de bonheurs et de douleurs est tout à fait captivant, autant sur le plan historique que sur le plan humain.

    4. As an avid reader of memoirs, I've come to think they're written by people in an attempt to understand either themselves or others in their lives. Or, in the case of social historian Juliet Nicolson, she's trying to understand how five previous generations of Nicolson women (and men) have influenced her and the next two generations past her own. Nicolson's book, "A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations" is part memoir and part historical biography.Juliet Nicolson - now in her ea [...]

    5. Juliet Nicolson's heritage is highly literary. Sister, daughter,and granddaughter of acclaimed novelists, biographers,and historians, she is herself responsible for several excellent historical works. A Houseful of Daughters is her most personal work, an examination of her own ancestry. A descendant of generations of remarkable women, Nicolson here reveals herself to be just as remarkable.Nicolson's story begins in the nineteenth century with the calculating Catalina Ortega, an otherwise unacc [...]

    6. I had previously known about Vita Sackville-West, the author's grandmother, through her relationship with Virginia Woolf and by reading one of Sackville-West's books. I had also read Portrait of a Marriage by the author's father. So I was already interested in several of the main players in this book and the idea of tracing the history of 7 generations of women was also appealing. I was not disappointed. The book is well-written and seems to be quite honest, especially as the author tells about [...]

    7. The writing is smooth and elegant. The subject matter is interesting. I could not put this book fown.

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