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

Label
A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations
Title
A house full of daughters
Title remainder
a memoir of seven generations
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Nicolson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicolson, Juliet
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nicolson, Juliet
  • Nicolson, Juliet
  • Women authors, English
  • Women historians
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Generations
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Family secrets
Label
A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations, Juliet Nicolson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"--Title page verso
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374172459
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015042556
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925498310
  • (OCoLC)ocn925498310
  • 789764
Label
A house full of daughters : a memoir of seven generations, Juliet Nicolson
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"--Title page verso
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374172459
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015042556
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925498310
  • (OCoLC)ocn925498310
  • 789764

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