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

Nicolson, Juliet, (author.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 306.87 NIC (Text) 73174005028268 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 306.874 NIC (Text) 30477100946114 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 306.8743 NIC (Text) 34330512989451 Adult - Non-Fiction In transit -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 306.8743 NIC (Text) 78551000526580 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 306.874 NICO (Text) 39231033273885 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 306.8743 NICOLSON (Text) 30403002178481 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 306.874 NIC (Text) 50577011049018 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting Public Library 306.8743 N548 (Text) 51735011764577 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374172459
  • ISBN: 0374172455
  • Physical Description: 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-321).
Formatted Contents Note:
Pepita: Dependence -- Pepita: Independence -- Victoria: Bargaining -- Victoria: Loyalty -- Vita: Ambivalence -- Philippa: Loneliness -- Philippa: Trapped -- Juliet: Confusion -- Juliet: Escape -- Juliet: Guilt -- Clemmie and Flora: Forgiveness -- Imogen: Love.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nicolson, Juliet.
Nicolson, Juliet > Family.
Women authors, English > Biography.
Women historians > England > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Women > Family relationships.
Mothers and daughters.
Intergenerational relations.
Family secrets.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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