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Have You Been Good?

A Memoir

Vanessa Nicolson

The granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, Vanessa Nicolson was born to an illustrious name and an unhappy marriage. In this brutally frank, bittersweet memoir, she chronicles her reckless childhood and disjointed youth, summer holidays at Sissinghurst Castle, and life at a liberal boarding school. Interlinked with her story is that of her daughter Rosa, who died at the age of 19. The result is a powerful meditation on love and loss, cultural privilege and emotional deprivation.

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  • Publisher: Granta
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 319pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781783780761
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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