The Harold Nicolson Diaries
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Harold Nicolson Diaries by Harold Nicolson
Book DescriptionHarold 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780297847649
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harold Nicolson
Programme for Victory, Hardback (October 2014)
Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical equilibrium, both in Europe and further afield in the British Empire, in favour of building a Socialist civilization.
Tennyson's Two Brothers, Paperback (May 2014)
Originally published in 1947, this book contains the 1947 Leslie Stephen Lecture on the fate of Tennyson's two brothers Frederick and Charles.
Meaning of Prestige, Paperback (April 2014)
Originally published in 1937, this volume contains the text of the Rede Lecture for that year, delivered by Vita Sackville-West's ex-husband Harold Nicolson.
Curzon, The Last Phase, 1919-1925, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Harold Nicolson
Presents a study of Lord Curzon on British diplomacy, covering the years from 1919 to 1925.
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Author Biography - Harold Nicolson
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.
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