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 Daughters" takes 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.
"The most enjoyable book to take on holiday would undoubtedly be Juliet Nicolson's A House Full of Daughters . It combines history with memoir in a way that both historians and memoirists should envy" Lady Antonia Fraser Observer Best Holiday Reads 2016