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Juliet, Nicolson is the author of two works of history, The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age and The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm, and a novel. Abdication. She lives with her husband in East Sussex, not far from mostrar mais Sissinghurst, where she spent her childhood. She has two daughters, Clemmie and Flora, and one granddaughter, Imogen. mostrar menos

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Obras de Juliet Nicolson

Abdication (2012) 202 cópias, 20 resenhas
A House Full of Daughters (2016) 189 cópias, 5 resenhas
Frostquake (2021) 52 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

Grades De Ouro (1930) — Introdução, algumas edições781 cópias, 25 resenhas
Good Behavior: Being a Study of Certain Types of Civility (1901) — Prefácio, algumas edições47 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Bransgore, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Sissinghurst, Kent, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Oxford University (St. Hugh's College)
social historian
literary agent (mostrar todas 7)
publishing editor
Nicolson, Harold (grandfather)
Nicolson, Nigel (father)
Sackville-West, Vita (grandmother)
Nicolson, Adam (brother)
Nicolson, Benedict (uncle)
Pequena biografia
Juliet Nicolson was born in Bransgore, England, the daughter of Nigel Nicolson, the writer and Member of Parliament, and Philippa Tennyson d’Eyncourt. Her paternal grandparents were Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson, and she was brought up partly at their home at Sissinghurst. She studied English Literature at Oxford University and worked in publishing in the UK and USA from 1976 to 1994. On returning to London, she became a literary agent and then a freelance journalist for leading British publications. The Perfect Summer (2006) was her first book. It was followed by The Great Silence (2009), the novel Abdication (2012), Frostquake (2021), and a family memoir, A House Full of Daughters (2016). She and her first husband, James Macmillan-Scott, had two daughters. Her second marriage was to Charles Anson, an international financial communications consultant.



This book could be subtitled, “Sh*t We Did One Summer.” And I have taken to calling it, “Sh*t I Read One Winter.”
An acquisition from a Little Free Library, I was delighted that I had stumbled on a portrait of England just before WWI that was, “As page turning as a novel,” (said one reviewer).
But, crikey, man. I have no idea what I just read.
I deeply respect the insane amount of research that Juliet Nicholson had to put into this work. But the sentences wander; I have no idea what the point of the majority of the paragraphs are; and the chapters are divided by time (Early June, Late June, etc) but jump back and forth so much in years, months, and weeks that I needed to construct a timeline to track it. I’m I’m still not clear!
Just as I sank my teeth into discussion of the “National Insurance Scheme” and the politics surrounding it, we’re off to talking about ladies’ hats. And when I’m enjoying the sartorial delights, we discuss someone’s hunting habits.
I’ve got whiplash, I tell ya!
There is one section that convinced me to continue reading it: discussion of the Labor organization and riots of 1911. It was clear and cohesive and thoroughly detailed so that I turned from page to page eagerly. Then I believe we got a breakdown of the exact costs, in pounds, of a funeral for a child in 1911 and the hardship it proved to the working poor. While I’m not unsympathetic, I fail to see the direct relevancy to Labor politics, and the author did not provide the segue or connection that would have led me there.
I believe this extensive research and eye for detail could have been employed to write a different book on the same subject- restructured and severely edited.
I very much appreciate the author’s word choices, though; I appreciate, on some level at least, any book I have to read while looking up words every page or three.
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deliriumshelves | outras 25 resenhas | Jan 14, 2024 |
I learned a great deal from this book. It taught me so much about World War 1 that I didn't know.
bcrowl399 | outras 13 resenhas | Dec 12, 2023 |
I am positive this is an interesting and worthwhile read---but I just can't read it right now. Not only am I dealing with the grief of losing my father, I feel like our world is on the brink of WWIII and when I read these accounts of the horrific circumstances surrounding the young men of WWI, I can't help but insert the faces of my own three grown sons. This is too hard for me to read right now, but I did appreciate a couple quotes relating to grief:

"Grief is an iceberg of a word concealing beneath its innocent simplicity a dangerous mass of confusion and rage. Bereavement follows stages, and if a cycle can be identified within these stages, then the comfort found in reaching the final stage is often dashed with the realisation that circles have no endings."

"Slowly, slowly, the wound to the soul begins to make itself felt, like a bruise which only slowly deepens its terrible ache, till it fills all the psyche. And when we think we have recovered and forgotten, it is then that the terrible after-effects have to be encountered at their worst."
-- D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover… (mais)
classyhomemaker | outras 13 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |
Good story, enjoyable reading about the exciting events of 1936. The interactions between Wallis Simpson and her school friend, Evangeline Nettleford was an interesting part of the narrative. Neither of them is a nice person. It's excellent historical fiction. Recommended.
BrianEWilliams | outras 19 resenhas | May 23, 2023 |



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