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Nicolson, Nigel

Overview
Works: 307 works in 1,447 publications in 12 languages and 22,554 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  History  Military history  Maps  Sources  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, win, Scenarist, edi
Classifications: PR6045.O72, B
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Portrait of a marriage by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

115 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of Sackville-West's marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and bewilderment. Their son, this book's author, combines his mother's memoir with his own explanations and what he learned from their many letters. Even during her various love affairs with women, Vita maintained a loving marriage with Harold. This book presents an often misunderstood but always fascinating couple
Diaries and letters by Harold Nicolson( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first two volumes of Sir Harold Nicolson's Diaries and Letters have already established him as the foremost diarist of his age, a writer of distinction who made a very individual contribution to politics, and a witty, compassionate and lovable human being. This is the third and last volume, covering the years between the end of the Second World War and the death of his wife, V. Sackville-West, in 1962"--Jacket
The letters of Virginia Woolf by Virginia Woolf( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf: a Penguin life by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalls the ties between his family and the novelist and childhood moments spent with her, discussing her walks around his ancestral home, the progression of her well-known works, and her philosophy towards women's issues and war
Napoleon 1812 by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Himalayas by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

59 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in 8 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a photography of a Yeti footprint
Mary Curzon by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita and Harold : the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson by V Sackville-West( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, distinguished diplomat, politician, and prolific author, enjoyed one of the most remarkable marriages of the century. Chronicled in the best-selling Portrait of a Marriage by their younger son Nigel Nicolson, the relationship between Vita and Harold was unusual and profoundly happy. Charged with remarkable intensity and deep mutual respect, the correspondence between Vita and Harold, selected by Nigel Nicolson from more than ten thousand surviving letters, uncovers the nature of his parents' marriage against the background of fifty tumultuous years that included both world wars."--Jacket
Great houses of Britain by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houses typify all the main architectural styles from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century, and have been selected for both historical association and architectural merit
The National Trust book of great houses of Britain by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex, the life of field marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Jane Austen by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of Jane Austen's England with photographs, prints and drawings of landscapes, houses (many of which still stand), costumes associated with Jane Austen and her period, accompanied by a light entertaining text is essential for the enthusiastic Austen-worshipper. It is a beautiful complement to her novels, perceptively interpreting her character and lifes
Great houses of the Western World by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries and letters, 1930-1939 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboeken en brieven van de Britse diplomaat, politicus en journalist
People and Parliament by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passenger to Teheran by V Sackville-West( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1926 Vita Sackville-West travelled to Persia to visit her husband, Harold Nicolson, who was at the British Legation, going by way of Egypt, India and Iraq and returning later that year through Russia, newly communist, and revolution-torn Poland. The route was circuitous and the pace leisurely, though not without excitement, and the result is a lively and reflective book of travels. The author begins with the provocative statement that 'there is no greater bore than the travel bore' and then by her own account of the journey disproves it. She is eloquent about her journey and adventures, drawn towards the geographic remoteness and simplicity of life she encounters, but is humorous too, her reactions often less than discreet. Her son, Nigel Nicolson, reveals many personal details of the journey omitted from the original 1926 edition in his engaging introduction to this classic of travel literature. He has also selected the photographs, almost all previously unpublished, from V. Sackville-West's album of her journey. -- Dust jacket flap
The letters of Virginia Woolf by Virginia Woolf( Book )

in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war years, 1939-1945 by Harold Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To lose his Government post after a scant year and spend the rest of the rest of the war as a backbencher was a grievous trial for Harold Nicolson. Yet it is precisely this middle-distance view that made him a superb recorder of those tumultuous times from 1939 to 1945. In Parliament he had a window on history-in-the-making; elsewhere he found the needed leisure and detachment to collate his thoughts, consider the deeper aspects of what he observed, and predict the future. Ever since 1930, Nicolson had consigned to his journals the rich overflow of a capacious mind, sharply honed by the disciplines of scholar, diplomat and writer. Now, within the context of total war, these diaries became a precious storehouse for heightened emotions and sudden insights, for touching vignettes of Britain under fire and daily barometric readings of hope or despair. Through their pages runs a warm, witty mosaic of casual talk, reflecting his wide interests and immense talent for friendship. Whether chatting with the King and Queen of England, Anthony Eden, Charles de Gaulle, Wendell Willkie, André Maurois, Edouard Benes, Harold Macmillan, Dylan Thomas, Edward R. Murrow, Nancy Astor, Arthur Koestler, or Eve Curie, he always has something of substance to impart, something to crystallize the moment. Even the towering Churchill gains a fresh, human profile made up of many informal meetings. Scattered among the entries is a remarkable series of letters, mostly between Nicolson and his wife Vita, known to many readers as V. Sackville-West. A strong bond had been forged long ago by the dissimilar pair--he convivial, outgoing; she reserved, essentially private--but their strength of affection under pressure is moving indeed. Frequently parted by his busy life in London, each recalls the lethal pill to be used if invasion occurs; each shares anxious moments for two sons in service. Apart from their historic value and elegance of style, these pages portray a British gentlemen who looks for quality in all things and finds his greatest courage when affairs are going badly. Though he is often critical of his peers, no judgment is more searching than that imposed upon himself."--Goodreads.com
The counties of Britain : a Tudor atlas by John Speed( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leave the letters till we're dead by Virginia Woolf( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The letters of Virginia Woolf
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The letters of Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf: a Penguin lifeMary CurzonVita and Harold : the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold NicolsonThe world of Jane AustenLong life
Alternative Names
Nicolson, N.

Nicolson, Nigel, 1917-2004

Nigel Nicolson britischer Autor, Verleger und Politiker

Nigel Nicolson British politician and writer

Nigel Nicolson Brits journalist

Nigel Nicolson politicien britannique

Niqel Nikolson

نيجيل نيكولسون

니콜슨, 나이절 1917-2004

니콜슨, 나이젤 1917-2004

ナイジェル・ニコルソン

ニコルスン, ナイジェル

ニコルソン, ナイジェル

ニコルソン, ナイジェル 1917-2004

Languages
English (507)

German (18)

French (16)

Italian (11)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (6)

Dutch (6)

Hebrew (3)

Finnish (2)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)

Swedish (1)