Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and ending with her own story and those of her children and granddaughters, Nicolson, with the assistance of copious written records, reveals secrets and sorrows which help to define her life and the lives of the people who preceded hers in the family tree.

There are many beautifully written truths in this soul-searching memoir which I loved. I plan to mark them in order that I may look to them for support whenever I need a hand to hold. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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