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Vita and Harold

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

by Nicolson, Nigel.

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Published by Putnam Adult .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages452
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7470714M
ISBN 100399136665
ISBN 109780399136665

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson’s days in Istanbul probably mark the most conventional period in the history of a notoriously unconventional marriage. It was Harold’s posting as third secretary at the British Embassy in Istanbul that had led the young couple, a fledgling poet of twenty and a promising diplomat of twenty-eight, to. Vita and Harold have become part of our literature * Observer * Editor Nigel Nicolson has provided ample biographical information in the introduction and commentary to satisfy even the most curious, and the letters provide a good steppingstone to the fascinating diary/biography, Portrait of a Marriage-- Georgia Jones-Davis * Los Angeles Times */5(95).

However, Glendinning does include a lot (because there is no major biography of her) about Vita's mother; I found a lot of this very entertaining plus it provides important background to Vita's own passionate nature and also her need for equilibrium and Harold. The book left me with a sense of Vita as a self-centred (not all in a bad way) woman 5/5(2). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of Sackville-West's marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and bewilderment. In Portrait of a Marriage, their son Nigel combines his mother's memoir with his own explanations and what he learned from their many 4/5(6). Sir Harold George Nicolson KCMG (Novem – May 1, ) was a British diplomatist, author and politician. Nicolson was instrumental in preparing Britain's policy towards philhellenism was matched by notable was the husband of writer Vita Sackville-West, and is best remembered today for that relationship, immortalised in their son's book, Portrait of a.


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(Vita was not very motherly) and Harold decided to draw a replacement of what My favorite letters so far have been the one Harold wrote from Versailles with grumpy quotes from Balfour about the "irresponsible and ignorant three men," dividing up the world and the one he wrote from Teheran where some woman had seen a picture of Vita holding /5.

This book shows how very devoted Vita and Harold were to each other, despite their same-sex relations, which the couple agreed to /with. It is an important insight into the political times of World War II, and into the vagaries of politics in by: 5.

Good dust jacket. Book Club edition. Seller Inventory # R12I More information about this seller | Contact this seller 1. Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Nigel Nicolson. Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN ISBN Used. Hardcover. Quantity Available: 1. From: Pro.

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in story of Sackville-West's marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and by: Vita and Harold--nicknamed Mar and Hadji respectively--even had a private word for anything common--"bedint.” If anyone had reason to be snotty about lineage, wealth and titles, it was Vita, the.

It was from reading this book that I gained a deep interest in Vita and Harold. I have read many of their books and paid the ultimate pilgrimage of a visit to Sissinghurst.

So, I highly recommend "Portrait of a Marriage" for the writing, an enlightening account Cited by: The Vita Ædwardi Regis qui Vita and Harold book Westmonasterium Requiescit (English: Life of King Edward who rests at Westminster) or simply Vita Ædwardi Regis (English: Life of King Edward) is a historical manuscript completed by an anonymous author c.

and commissioned by Queen Edith, wife of King Edward the survives in one manuscript, dated c. now in the British : Edith, Queen-consort of England.

Nicolson's distillation of the letters between his parents- -poet/novelist Vita Sackville-West and diplomat Harold Nicolson- -further documents the extraordinary relationship he described in Portrait of a Marriage (; to be dramatized on PBS later this year).

What do we learn from this intimate dialogue about the marriage that sustained itself from until Vita's death inthrough Author: Nigel Nicolson. I listened to Orlando by Virginia Woolf last year on audio and, having loved that book, wanted to find out more about its real-life protagonists especially the muse for Orlando him/herself, Vita Sackville-West.

Having asked for biography suggestions on Goodreads, several people directed me to Portrait Of A Marriage by Vita's son, Nigel Nicolson/5(65). Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson by one of the couple’s sons, Nigel Nicolson, is the story of an unusual marriage.

Vita, a novelist and poet was known for her role in the Bloomsbury circle and her intense friendship with Virginia Woolf; Harold was a diplomat and scholar. Though neither admitted it to the other when they were courting and in the early days of.

Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson Victoria Sackville-West, Author, Nigel Nicolson, Author, Vita Sackville-West, Editor Putnam Publishing Group $ (p.

Directed by Chanya Button. With Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones. It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf/10(K).

Nicolson, Nigel VITA AND HAROLD The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York G. Putnam's Sons Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust Rating: % positive. Harold Nicolson, who married Vita, was an equally blue-blooded dilettante with dozens of books to his credit.

Together, they shared an aversion to the middle-class, Jews, and members of the. Y ou might be forgiven for wondering whether we need another book on Sissinghurst.

It is only five years since Adam Nicolson, grandson of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, produced Author: Kate Kellaway.

Vita and Harold The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson (Book): Sackville-West, V. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson by Nigel Nicolson (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). Portrait of a Marriage is part autobiography and part biography. It was inspired by a journal, Vita's son, Nigel Nicolson, found among her possessions after her death. Nicolson presents Portrait of a Marriage in five sections.

Sections one and three are the complete journal left by Vita.4/5(13). New Haven, Conn.—The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University today announced its acquisition of the papers of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, prominent figures in English arts and letters in the 20th century whose complex relationship was intimately recounted in the best-selling biography, “Portrait of a Marriage.”.

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Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold. The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson – (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ), ISBN David Cannadine: Portrait of More Than a Marriage: Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West Revisited.

From Aspects of Aristocracy, pp. – (Yale University Press, ), ISBN Get this from a library! Vita and Harold: the letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. [V Sackville-West; Harold Nicolson; Nigel Nicolson] -- "Poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, distinguished diplomat, politician, and prolific author, enjoyed one of the most remarkable marriages of the century.

Chronicled in the.Archives of famous British literary couple add to holdings in 20th century British literature The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University just announced its acquisition of the papers of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, prominent figures in English arts and letters in the 20th century whose complex relationship was intimately recounted in the