By Juliet Nicolson
A kin memoir that lines the myths, legends, and secrets and techniques of 7 generations of exceptional women
All households have their myths and legends. for a few years Juliet Nicolson authorised hers--the harmful fantastic thing about her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the notorious eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional historical past. yet then Juliet, a special historian, began to query. As she did so, she sifted truth from fiction, uncovering info and secrets and techniques lengthy held simply out of sight.
A residence filled with Daughters takes us via seven generations of ladies. within the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington D.C., an English boarding university in the course of the moment global battle, Chelsea within the Sixties, the knife-edge that used to be ny urban within the Nineteen Eighties, those girls emerge for Juliet as humans of their personal correct, but in addition as a part of who she is and the place she has come from.
A condominium filled with Daughters is one woman’s research into the character of kin, reminiscence, and the previous. As Juliet reveals uncomfortable styles mirrored in those far away and newer types of herself, she realizes her problem is to embody the nice and reject the dangers that experience trapped previous generations.
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