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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

Autor: Nicolson, Juliet

Editorial: Farrar Straus Giroux

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations : 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. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Literary
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs
Biografía y Autobiografía   Women

ISBN 13:9780374536985
ISBN 10:0374536988
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:326
Tamaño:8.00" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h
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