A House Full of Daughters hb copyThis is a beautifully-written, honest and accomplished group biography of seven generations of women of the Sackville-West family. Featuring the flamboyant and alluring Pepita, the formidable creative genius Vita, the chatelaine par excellence Victoria, the inferiority-complex-riddled Philippa, and of course Juliet herself, an Oxford graduate and child of the Swinging Sixties, it is story of money, privilege, class and luxury, as well as of addiction, repression and emotional deprivation. Meet Juliet on 12th May at The Bedford Pub in Balham to hear her in person on the skill of writing biography & autobiography.

Susie Nicklin

A House Full of Daughters – Juliet Nicolson – 9780701189303