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A House Full of Daughters

Juliet Nicolson

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julie Teal

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:05


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:21