A House Full of Daughters
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

A House Full of Daughters


  • Author: Juliet Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 8186999 Bytes


A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable womenAll families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a distinguished historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington D...

The Cabin at the End of the World
Score: 3.5
From 344 Ratings

The Cabin at the End of the World


  • Author: Paul Tremblay
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 3708141 Bytes


 “A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.”  — Stephen KingThe Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road...

A House Full of Daughters
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A House Full of Daughters


  • Author : Juliet Nicolson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715328


A House Full of Daughters Book Description :

A family memoir that traces the myths, legends, and secrets of seven generations of remarkable women All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers--the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West, her mother’s Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a distinguished historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight. A House Full of Daughters takes us through seven generations of women. In the nineteenth-century slums of Malaga, the salons of fin-de-siecle Washington ...

The Disinherited

The Disinherited


  • Author : Robert Sackville-West
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408843413


The Disinherited Book Description :

In the small hours of the morning of 3 June 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. It was only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later that the full story emerged. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot himself minutes after the death of his wife from cancer; but Henry's suicidal despair had been driven equally by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. The Disinherited reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty, unravelling the parallel lives of Henri's four illegitimate siblings: in particular his older sister, Victoria, who on becoming Lady Sackville and mistress of Knole, by marriage, ...

The Invention of Nature
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806291


The Invention of Nature Book Description :

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life....

Daughters of the House
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Daughters of the House


  • Author : Michèle Roberts
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466854970


Daughters of the House Book Description :

A Booker Prize Finalist, Daughters of the House is Michèle Roberts' acclaimed novel of secrets and lies revealed in the aftermath of World War II. Thérèse and Léonie, French and English cousins of the same age, grow up together in Normandy. Intrigued by parents' and servants' guilty silences and the broken shrine they find in the woods, the girls weave their own elaborate fantasies, unwittingly revealing the village secret and a deep shame that will haunt them in their adult lives....

House of Daughters

House of Daughters


  • Author : Sarah-Kate Lynch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440632426


House of Daughters Book Description :

Lonely Clementine is the rightful heir to the House of Peine, the vineyard that has been in the family for generations. She has spent her whole life caring for the vines, not to mention her sour brute of a father. But now the Peine patriarch is dead, and to Clementine’s distress his will stipulates that she must share the vineyard with a half-sister she hasn’t seen in twenty years and another she didn’t even know existed. Secrets tumble out as the three sisters struggle to rescue the family heritage while overcoming their own differences. As a precious blend of grapes, tears and triumph brings these estranged siblings together, readers will savor this heartfelt toast to sisterhood and inspired celebration of champagne....

Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters


  • Author : Joanna Martin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-07-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1852852712


Wives and Daughters Book Description :

Told through the stories, journals and personal letters of the women of the powerful Fox family, Wives and Daughters is a window into the daily lives and experiences of women of eighteenth-century aristocratic society and the country houses that symbolized the power and taste of eighteenth-century Britain. Combining personality with historical setting and detail, Joanna Martin traces the lives of fifteen individual women in their four country houses through several generations, in society and at home. Taking an intimate and personal look at courtship, marriage, childbirth, education, houses and gardens, reading, hobbies, travel and health, this book is an engrossing account of woman's lives in this fascinating time....

Ordinary Light
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Ordinary Light


  • Author : Tracy K. Smith
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307962669


Ordinary Light Book Description :

"A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--...

A House Full of Females

A House Full of Females


  • Author : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307742124


A House Full of Females Book Description :

A stunning and controversial book that pieces together-through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons-the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon oplural marriage.o Their right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature in 1870, fifty years ahead of the rest of the country, and they became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has brilliantly reconstructed the textured, complex lives of these women and shed surprising light on their osex radicalismo-the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children....

The House in France
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The House in France


  • Author : Gully Wells
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307596826


The House in France Book Description :

Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter’s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher—and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London’s lively, liberated intellectual inner circle of the 1960s. Here are Alan Bennett, Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Bertrand Russell, Jonathan Miller, Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens, Robert Kennedy, and Claus von Bülow, and later in New York a completely different mix: Mayor John Lindsay, Mike Tyson, and lingerie king Fernando Sánchez. We meet Wells’s adventurous mother, a television commentator e...

Wives and Daughters
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Wives and Daughters


  • Author : Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4107427


Wives and Daughters Book Description :

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