Nicolson, Harold ___ 1886-1968 ___ British ___ politician writer

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Born in Tehran, Harold Nicolson served in the British diplomatic service before becoming an MP in 1935. He married the writer Victoria Sackville-West in 1913, and together they created the famous garden at Sissinghurst. While not an especially remarkable politician in his own right, Nicolson's genius lay in his talents as an observer, and as a journalist and writer. Because of the remarkable relationship with his wife (which was very close yet allowed affairs even with same-sex lovers) and the fact that he moved in high political circles and was intimate with the Bloomsbury Group, he had plenty to observe and write about. Nicolson's diaries were first edited and published by his son Nigel in the 1960s.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1930-1964 ___ literary political social society culture nature

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Magdalene College, Cambridge University

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Diaries and Letters 1930-39
Diaries and Letters 1939-45
Diaries and Letters 1945-62
 

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