Nigel Nicolson

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the writer and publisher Nigel Nicolson. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his parents Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West and their unconventional marriage which was based on deep mutual love but also allowed both of them to enjoy homosexual affairs. His book Portrait of a Marriage - famously televised by the BBC - tells their story. He'll also be describing his isolated upbringing at Sissinghurst Castle, his relationship with his mother and how he co-founded the publishing house Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

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40 minutes

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Fri 17 Mar 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestNigel Nicolson
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