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The Harold Nicolson Diaries

1919-1964

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The Harold Nicolson Diaries by Harold Nicolson
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Harold Nicolson is one of the three great political diarists of the 20th century (along with Chips Channon and Alan Clark). Nicolson was an MP (Conservative, 1935-45, who also flirted with Labour after WWII). He had previously been in the Foreign Office and attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, and material from his period is included in this new edition for the first time. Nicolson (like Channon and Clark) never achieved high office, but rarely a day went by when he didn't record what was going on at Westminster. He socialised widely, was married to the poet and author Vita Sackville-West, and together they created the famous garden at Sissinghurst. Both were bi-sexuals and had affairs outside their marriage. This new edition also drawx on diary entries and letters previously considered too sensitive for inclusion. The diversity of Harold Nicolson's interests and the irony in his writing make his diary a highly entertaining record of his life and times, as well as a document of great historical value.

Author Biography

Nigel Nicolson is the co-founder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson; he was a Conservative MP in the 1950s, but was sacked by his Bournemouth and Christchurch constituency for attacking Anthony Eden, the PM, over Suez. He went on to make a career of writing.
Release date NZ
September 9th, 2004
Contributor
Volume editor Nigel Nicolson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Pages
496
Dimensions
156x234x28
ISBN-13
9780297847649
Product ID
1661980

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