About the Author
Nigel Nicolson is the author of Portrait of a Marriage, a biography of his parents, Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West, and of Long Life, his own memoirs. He has also written books on politics and the arts and 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.