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    Free read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Juliet Nicolson (A House Full of Daughters) [PDF] ì Juliet Nicolson This is a richly layered story spanning 7 generations over 160 years of 2 families the Sackville Wests and the Nicolsons with a focus

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    (A House Full of Daughters) [PDF] ì Juliet Nicolson A very moving account of seven generations of womenInteresting how things are carried on through the generationsAll amazing women love is the keyTouching and beautifully written

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    (A House Full of Daughters) [PDF] ì Juliet Nicolson Juliet Nicolson õ 2 Read I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this ARC book Juliet Nicolson writes about seven generations of her family She mostly writes of the womenShe starts with her great great grandmotherPepita born in Spain daughter of Catalina Pepita is born poor but earns money and becomes famous for being a Spanish Flamenco dancer This book starts in 1830

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    (A House Full of Daughters) [PDF] ì Juliet Nicolson Free read ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Juliet Nicolson Download A House Full of Daughters The motherdaughter relationship is notoriously complex and in this family history half biography and the other half memoir author Juliet Nicolson has particularly rich material to work with Although the book is a very personal project for Nicolson in the sense that she is hoping to fill in the shadowy outlines of her female ancestor

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Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything lThe promise of the prologue goes unfulfilled There is aack of organization and continuity to the writing and it is truly the story of very unlikeable people Or perhaps the author simply spent too much time discussing the horrific flaws of her family and not enough time on creating a story A very moving account of seven generations of womenInteresting how things are carried on through the generationsAll amazing women ove is the keyTouching and beautifully written I ve read two history books by Juliet Nicolson and enjoyed them both so I was pretty confident I would enjoy this family memoir Nicolson starts her book with the story of her great great grandmother the very owly born Spanish dancer Pepita and then works through 7 generations of the female ine to end with a beautiful chapter on her own much oved grand daughter ImogenMuch of the early part of this book will be familiar with those who have read The Disinherited by Robert Sackville West a relative cousin I think of NicolsonNicolson is a talented clear and elegant writer and the early chapters show she is a than capable historian and biographer However I think the book really comes into its own when she writes about her own mother and then about herself motherhood and her battle with alcoholism Nicolson admits how difficult it was to write this part of the book and indeed the doubts she had about even trying to do so But she confronts it unflinchingly and whilst I very rarely cry at any book this got me very close The motherdaughter relationship is notoriously complex and in this family history half biography and the other half memoir author Juliet Nicolson has particularly rich material to work with Although the book is a very personal project for Nicolson in the sense that she is hoping to fill in the shadowy outlines of her female ancestors she is also aiming for a social history and even a psychological one Maternal patterns of smothering possessive ove are contrasted with a distant even indifferent model and Nicolson is particularly interested in the ways that maternal insecurity are handed down to the next generation Although this book is ostensibly about mothers and daughters Nicolson also emphasises the nurturing role that fathers have played in her family history and most particularly in the case of her own parents Beginning with Pepita great great grandmother to the author Nicolson attempts to separate out the fragments of family egend in order to discover something complete authentic about this female ancestor Born in Malaga to poor and undistinguished parents Pepita manages to everage her good ucks and grace into a successful dancing career She captures the attention of an English aristocrat described as old Lionel Sackville to differentiate him from his nephew young Lionel Sackville and ends up being a common aw wife to him and bearing him many children The oldest of these children Victoria ends up marrying the young Lionel Sackville her first cousin and becomes the mistress of Knole one of the grandest aristocratic homes in England Two generations from poverty in Spain to the highest rung of English society it reads ike a fairy story or fantasy than real The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World life I read this book because of the Vita Sackville West connection but ironically she does not particularly stand out in thisong Tricycle (HISTOIRE) line of interesting women Mother to the author s father Nigel Vita sife is somewhat downplayed and Juliet s childhood memories of her primarily in the garden she created at Sissinghurst are given attention than her bolder experiments To at Sissinghurst are given attention than her bolder experiments To fair Vita s bisexuality and unconventionality are referenced but there is much emphasis on the Vita of ater years and the unexpectedly close partnership she achieved with her husband Harold Nicolson has fascinating material to work with and all three of her female ancestors have ives interesting enough to warrant a book of their own Without a doubt though her selective history of her own family becomes most emotionally affecting when she delves into the ife of her own mother Although Philippa comes from a good family they have none of the glamorous unconventionality or aristocratic insouciance of the Sackvilles Nicolson describes them as Tory conventional and well heeled In many ways Nicolson pities her mother who she feels has been describes them as Tory conventional and well heeled In many ways Nicolson pities her mother who she feels has been victim of sorts of history Sandwiched between two brothers in her family nothing much has been expected of or for Phillipa except that she be pretty competent at bridge and tennis and make a good marriage Her marriage to the significantly older Nigel Nicolson is a disaster for them both Not only are they temperamentally unsuited but they do not ove each other Although the author was close to her father she is not unaware of his difficult prickly ualities His intellectual high standards and capacity for hard work makes him incapable of understanding the social butterfly Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts life of his wife Even corrosively he finds the sexual and physically affectionate side ofife very difficult and even repugnant Philippa is both a maddening and pitiable figure and I can understand well why her unhappy ife and inconsistent parenting scarred her daughter Although Nicolson ends the book by describing her own daughters and her toddler at the time of writing granddaughter it is her brave attempt to understand her own maternal egacy which really defines the book I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this ARC book Juliet Nicolson writes about seven generations of her family She mostly writes of the womenShe starts of her family She mostly writes of the womenShe starts her great great grandmotherPepita born in Spain daughter of Catalina Pepita is born poor but earns money and becomes famous for being a Spanish Flamenco dancer This book starts in 1830 Spain and spans the years up to present day with the birth. A family memoir that traces the myths Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus legends and secrets of seven generations of remarkable womenAll families have their myths andegends 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 disting. A House Full of DaughtersTo those interested in the Sackville West family and those interested in thinking about their own mother daughter relationships I made that plural on purpose We all have a mother and many of us have a daughter too Reading about the family history of the well known especially if they carry double barrelled names seems to satisfy the readers voyeristic needs it gives us the insiders view of persons we know in uite abstract terms In this respect the book does not disappoint there are ots of scandalous stories to keep us intrigued and occupied Probably the strongest aspect of the book is the dispassionate way they are told its weakest the formulaic expressions used to tell them This is a richly ayered story spanning 7 generations over 160 years of 2 families the Sackville Wests and the Nicolsons with a focus on the ives of the women The author a renowned historian shares with the reader the KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! lives of 7 women starting with her great great Spanish grandmother Pepita who enchanted Europe with her flamenco dancing in the 1850s winning the heart of a young British diplomat Lionel Sackville West in the process continuing onward with Pepita s daughter Victoria whoater served as her father s hostess in Washington DC where he served as British Ambassador during the 1880s and forward to Victoria s daughter Vita Sackville West Vita s granddaughter the author the author s mother Philippa with whom she had an uneasy relationship and the author s 2 daughters Clementine and Flora The book takes the reader on a journey marked with many paths showing how at times the choices made by one generation are sometimes repeated at heavy cost by future generations A House Full of Daughters is also a testament to the power of ove hope and faith which in themselves can help a person to overcome one s own shortcomings earn from past mistakes and build closer enduring ties with oved ones This is a book that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL Juliet Nicolson has written some excellent books including two works of history The Perfect Summer and The Great Silence plus a novel Abdication However in this new book she turns her attention to her own family history and what a family it is The granddaughter of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson daughter of Nigel Nicolson and sister of the historian Adam Nicolson she comes from a great iterary heritage as well as having the shadow of the great family estates of Knole and Sissinghurst as part of her history That is not to mention her family s involvement in politics Vita s greatest friend Virginia Woolf or even the fact that her favourite teacher at school was no Who on God's Earth do you 'think' you are?: A true story about TRANSCENDING the ILLUSION of SEPARATION less a person than Penelope Fitzgerald and that she was unfazed when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor came for a visit This book though is not interested in the rich and famous even if most of those who inhabit these pages are one or the other if not both butooks at seven generations of women in her family from the birth of her grandmother s grandmother in 1830 to the birth of her granddaughter All of these women apart from one were privileged in terms of wealth and all were daughters as all women are born and remain daughters As Juliet Nicolson says families have different expectations from sons and daughters and this story is riddled with secrets and maternal jealousy as expectations from sons and daughters and this story is riddled with secrets and maternal jealousy as as maternal oveThis history begins with Juliet s great great grandmother the Spanish dancer Pepita Unlike all of the other women in this history Pepita was born in 1830 to a ife of poverty Her mother worshipped her beautiful and talented daughter and before Mesagerul long Pepita had found fame and fortune She also had an early marriage an unfortunate fact when she fell inove with Lionel Sackville West a twenty five year old attach at THE BRITISH LEGATION IN GERMANY WITH British Legation in Germany with she would have children but never a real familyThe next woman in this history is Pepita s oldest daughter Victoria Unlike her mother Victoria eventually became accepted by society and married a man with the exact same name as her own father her cousin Lionel Sackville West Married in 1890 the couple were originally head over heels in Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens love but a terrible experience with childbirthed to the marriage turning sour and eft Vita as their only daughter and indeed only child Vita Sackville West was entirely unconventional and ike many of the daughters in this book had an early slightly suffocating relationship with a mother which became distant and estranged as the young girl became independent with age Her marriage to Harold Nicolson was despite their difficulties built upon a commitment to each other although motherhood baffled Vita We then move on to Juliet s mother Phillipa whose own mother Pam married Vita s son Nigel Nicolson Juliet Nicolson does not hesitate to reveal the ess comfortable sides of wealth privilege and snobbery such as the time when Pam and a young Phillipa reduced young evacuee s staying at their house to tears or when she is open about the problems with alcohol she shared with her own mother Philippa obviously cared about her daughter and visited her every day in hospital when she was once ill but it is distressing to read how ittle warmth Juliet was shown and how she can even recall the rare occasions her mother held her hand The book continues with her relationships with her own daughters Clemmie and Flora and the circle closes with the birth of her granddaughter Imogen I really enjoyed this family history which concentrated on the female Jimmy: The Terrorist line of a family There is the unconditionalove of motherhood but also manipulative behaviour selfishness and benign neglect This is an honest account of mothers and daughters and is both moving and well written Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for revie. Eople 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 recent versions of herself she realizes her challenge is to embrace the good and reject the hazards that have trapped past generationsFrom Farrar Straus and Giroux's Official Summary via Macmillan. ,


Of Juliet s own Granddaughter Imogen Each chapter writes of the How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle: The Complete Seminar lives of PepitaVictoria Vitaher son Nigel who marries Philipa Juliet the author and her daughters Clementine and Flora This book takes us from Spain the the USA To England back the USA Some of the relatives have wrote books of their ownike Vita Sackville West Most of the generations grew up well to do and went to boarding schools etc I found part interesting My favorite part was about Juliet s grandmother Vita If readers More scary stories for sleep-overs like historical non fiction memoirs this is okay I found some partsess interesting than others but that is just me Okay for the most part I oved this sweep through history told through the singular ives of the women of the author s family Each woman s Heads of the Colored People life is described in just a couple of chapters so that I never found myself getting too bored by mundane details Juliet Nicolson does a wonderful job of placing these women in their exact time and place while also uncovering the major and universal themes of theirives She examines the characters ovingly and forgives them their faults When she tells her own story the author is very honest about her strengths and foibles and you can understand her clearly as a product of her family and the particular time period in which she has ived I oved the book because it reminded me that ife is often difficult Even iving surrounded by beautiful things at places ike Knole and Sissinghurst does not protect you from heartache and fear and often destructive coping mechanisms Finally although most of the book centers on the women in her family the author does a brilliant job describing her father Nigel the son of Vita Sackville West I think it is a beautiful book with some poignant ife essons This book does two things It covers the biographies of eight generations of women in the author s family as well as offering a close study of the freuently fraught mother daughter relationship all women recognize It starts with the mother of the author s great great grandmother who was born in 1830 It concludes with the author s own granddaughter born in the second decade of the 21st Century By studying these women what do we earn Mistakes are repeated To some extent the author is writing this book to help her understand her own behavior and to stop making the same mistakes Secondly she is writing simply because her family has always written about themselves Writing is a family trait Many of Vita Sackville West s novels are in fact about herself and her family Hopefully readers too will earn from what the author has The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology learned Mistakes are often repeated from one generation to the next I have noticed this and haven t you The author is very honest she recognized that she was repeating the very same mistakes made by previous women in her family Every woman reading this account will recognize that we do tend to repeat the same errors So how do we stop this Through understanding and a conscious decision to shape our ownives as we want them to be This is not a self help book but it does offer food for thought What starts as an interesting study of particular women moves on to become a psychological study of relationships There is much about the become a psychological study of relationships There is much about the West family and Vita Sackville West in particular The author is an historian but history is not the focus of the book Historical events are thrown in as a backdrop only mentioned to the extent with which they influence family ife Historical details are dispersed as interesting tidbits that help explain the era and why choices were made Authors iterature and trends are detailed these important since they draw literature and trends are detailed these are important since they draw atmosphere of the time and place Clothes and food and particularly place play a prominent role in these women s ives Much is said about the Sackville West residencies Places and ife in France in Spain and in NYC are well described I must point out the writing is good both in its description of places and how people behave In expression of thoughts too Just two examples Grief such a small word and yet an iceberg of a wordGrief is the price you pay for First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery love Within dying there is so muchiving The book gets better the further you go Why Because it gets personal The author speaks from her heart She had a deep relationship with her grandmother Vita Sackville West she had a difficult relationship with her mother a close relationship with her father and when she herself has a granddaughter she has begun a path toward deeper self understanding With this understanding comes appreciation of the granddaughter held in her arms I am eft feeling a bit envious a ittle bit jealous Me I don t have all my answers Family relationships are difficult uite simply because they are so important Nobody can teach you how to deal with vulnerability and aren t most of us unsure vulnerable and uncertain of ourselves Also there isn t one answer you have to find it for yourself but we can read to see how others reason It is not hard to keep track of who is who Each person becomes a real identity There aren t too many extraneous people to confuse the reader Alcoholism feminism esbianism and aging are covered too Some of the ideas drawn by the author stopped too short or rather they didn t cover ideas I have pondered For example I wanted about how it feels when both your parents have passed away Of course maybe the author s thoughts were simply different from mine I enjoyed the audiobook narration by Julie Teal For the most part it s easy to follow but sometimes there is so much to consider Then I did wish it had been a teeny bit slower I had to have time to think I was forced to rewind on several occasions So good writing food for thought and interesting people but it takes a while to be drawn in I recommend it. Uished historian started to uestion As she did so she sifted fact from fiction uncovering details and secrets ong 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 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

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