Virginia Woolf by Nigel Nicolson
(Penguin Lives)

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About Nigel Nicolson

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Nigel Nicolson is the author of "Portrait of a Marriage," a biography of his parents, Harold Nicolson & Vita Sackville-West, & of "Long Life," his own memoirs. He has also written books on politics & the arts & the Whitbread Prize-winning biography "Mary Curzon." A Member of Parliament for several years, he is cofounder of Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishers. He lives at Sissinghurst, England, now a National Trust property.
Published October 2, 2000 by Viking Adult. 195 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While most of Virginia Woolf's biographers (with the possible exception of her nephew Quentin Bell) bond with their subject through her vivid diaries and fiction, Nicolson (Portrait of a Marriage), the son of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West, draws on family archives and first-hand experience fo...

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Denver Post

She hated to think of 'life allowed to waste like a tap left running.'" Remarkably, Harris manages to include in her short book an overview of the ever-evolving "posthumous story of Virginia Woolf," which was "shaped by the fact that Leonard Woolf did not destroy her papers" as she requested.

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The New York Review of Books

Nigel Nicolson tells of a young American scholar at Columbia reading her review of his first book, full of praise yet the only review it had received, on the very day when he read of her suicide—and later receiving from Leonard Woolf not only the manuscript but the six drafts which preceded it.

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