Have You Been Good?: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Have You Been Good?: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 04/02/2016
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Vanessa Nicolson is the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. She was born to an illustrious name and an unhappy marriage. Her father, the art historian Ben Nicolson, was homosexual and his marriage to Vanessa's Italian mother fell apart when Vanessa was very young. In this powerful and meditative memoir she chronicles her disjointed childhood and reckless youth, including holidays at Sissinghurst Castle with her cousins, and her experience of a liberal English boarding school. Interlinked with her story is that of her daughter Rosa, who died, aged 19. This book is a meditation on the threads of love and loss that weave through a life and an examination of the meaning of cultural privilege in the context of emotional deprivation.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783780785
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 20 mm

VANESSA NICOLSON Angels of Mud

VANESSA NICOLSON Angels of Mud

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Thursday 25th November 18:30

Nicolson's Have You Been Good? is a heartbreaking and heartening memoir of her trek away from the world of her grandmother Vita Sackville-West and into triumphant independence. Her novel, Angels of Mud, spans three generations of women, the Italian community in London, and swirls to a climax in Florence's 1966 flood, when hundreds of volunteer rescuers became known as 'mud angels'. Vanessa writes like a painter.

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