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Nigel Nicolson

Nigel Nicolson

Nigel Nicolson (19 January 1917 – 23 September 2004) was an English writer, publisher and politician. He was the son of writers Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West. He co-wrote a celebrated 1973 book on his parents, Portrait of a Marriage. It balanced a frank account of his bisexual parents' extramarital affairs (especially Vita Sackville-West's 'elopement' with Violet Trefusis) with their enduring love for each other; it caused an uproar when it was published. He edited his father's diaries and, with Joanne Trautmann, the letters of Virginia Woolf. Later he wrote the "Long Life" column for The Spectator, and a Time of My Life column for The Sunday Telegraph. His autobiography, Long Life, was published in 1997.

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