Juliet Nicolson, A House Full Of Daughters – Off The Page
In this special podcast Alex Clark is given a unique tour of Sissinghurst Castle by Juliet Nicholson, whose new book, A House Full of Daughters, details her childhood growing up there as the grand-daughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1099352/a-house-full-of-daughters/
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Juliet Nicholcon – A House Full of Daughters
All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson’s was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother’s Tory-conventional background.
A House Full of Daughterstakes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siècle Washington DC, an English boarding school during the Second World War, Chelsea in the 1960s, 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.
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