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Harold Nicolson

(1886—1968) diplomatist and politician

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published critical and biographical works (on Verlaine, 1921; Swinburne, 1926; Constant, 1945; King George V, 1952; and others), books on diplomacy, travel, etc., and some fiction: Some People (1927), is a series of nine closely observed, semi‐fictitious, semi‐autobiographical sketches. He married V. Sackville‐West in 1913, and his diaries were edited (3 vols, 1966–8) by his son Nigel Nicolson.

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