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    Description"An absorbing portrait of an extinct type of Englishman". ("Sunday Times"). "A scintillating, pointillist portrait of the beginnings of a career and a marriage". ("Times"). Harold Nicolson - great diplomat, diarist and raconteur - moved in numerous worlds and knew an extraordinary number of distinguished people. This, the first volume of James Lee-Milne's superb two-part biography, traces the life through Nicolson's nomadic childhood in Budapest, Tehran, Constantinople and Bulgaria, his education at Wellington and Balliol, his independent travels in Europe, his early diplomatic service in Spain, his stormy courtship of and marriage to Vita Sackville-West, and his service to the Foreign Office during the Great War. Subsequently he worked in Paris and there encountered Cocteau, Gide and Proust while also embarking on his own literary career. This volume carries the story up to 1929 when Nicolson joined the staff of the "Evening Standard".

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    Harold Nicolson: v. 1
    A Biography, 1886-1929
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lees-Milne
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571287864
    ISBN 10: 0571287867

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    23 February 2012
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