Diaries & Letters 1930-1964 - Harold NicolsonNew York: Atheneum, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
Contains: Frontispiece; Top edge dyed Orange;
From the cover: “When these diaries were first published in 1966-68, they were widely acclaimed as an incomparable record of their period. Harold Nicolson was near the centre of public events as a member of Parliament from 1935 to 1945, and as a junior minister in Churchill’s wartime government. But his activities were not confined to politics. He was a well-known writer, journalist and broadcaster, and the friend of many of the most eminent men and women of his day. His wife was the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, and together they created the famous garden at Sissinghurst.
This volume is an abridgment of the three original volumes, and incorporates many extracts from his diary and letters, which have not previously been published.
Harold Nicolson took his politics and writing seriously, and his diary reveals the struggles he had with both. But he was a witty, gregarious and happy man, devoted to his family and many friends, and the diversity of his interests and the charming irony of his style make his diary a highly entertaining record of his life and times, as well as a document of great historical value.”