Juliet Nicolson: A House Full of Daughters

Sun 16 Oct
15:30 - 16:30
The Electric Theatre
£8, £7.20 concessions

Tense, highly personal and beautifully written... A powerful and moving family portrait
— Christina Appleyard, Literary Review

Historian Juliet, grand-daughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, talks about the extraordinary women of her family stretching back seven generations. It’s a book of daughters and mothers, of secrets and jealousies, but above all, of love and belonging.

 

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This is a book about how a family survives emotional dramas and difficulties down the generations, and at what cost... Not long ago such difficulties used not to be spoken, much less written about; Nigel Nicolson himself, in 1974, took one of the first steps in breaking that taboo… His daughter now takes honesty about family matters much further. In writing this highly entertaining account, she shows exceptional emotional resilience
— Anne Chisholm, Spectator