The son of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson tells his own story of soldiering, publishing, politics and authorship. As a child Nigel Nicolson was the companion of Virginia Woolf when she was writing ORLANDO, the mock biography of his mother. His later life as a soldier, then an MP and finally full-time writer and publisher are here recorded with great insight and style.
Nigel Nicolson, the younger son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, was a publisher, a Member of Parliament, an editor (including six volumes of Virginia Woolf's letters and three of his father's diaries) and the author of many books on history, politics, architecture and literature. He lived at the family home, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, now a property of the National Trust, until his death in 2004.