Книга: Adam Nicolson «Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History: The Quest to Restore a Working Farm at Vita Sackville-West's Legendary Garden»

Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History: The Quest to Restore a Working Farm at Vita Sackville-West's Legendary Garden

A bestselling author's passionate memoir about restoring life to one of the world's greatest gardens Sissinghurst Castle is a jewel in the English countryside. Its chief attraction is its celebrated garden, designed in the 1930s by the poet Vita Sackville-West, lover of Virginia Woolf. As a boy, Adam Nicolson, Sackville-West's grandson, spent his days romping through Sissinghurst's woods, streams, and fields. In this book, he returns to the place of his bucolic youth and finds that the estate, now operated by Britain's National Trust, has lost something precious. It is still unquestionably a place of calm and beauty but, he asks, where is the working farm, the orchards, the cattle and sheep? Nicolson convinces the Trust to embrace a simple idea: Grow lunch for the two hundred thousand annual visitors. Sissinghurst is a personal biography of a place and an inspiring story of one man's quest to return a remarkable landscape to its best, most useful purpose. Nicolson is an...

Издательство: "Viking Adult" (2010)

ISBN: 0670021733, 978-0670021734

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Adam Nicolson

Adam Nicolson (born 12 September 1957) is a British author.

He is noted for his books "Sea Room" — about the Shiant Isles, a group of uninhabited islands in the Hebrides — and the bestselling "Power and Glory" (published in North America as "God's Secretaries"), about the making of the King James Bible. "God's Secretaries" was a "New York Times" "Notable Book".

In 2005, he published "Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero", about Admiral Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.

He has presented a television series on Channel 4 about a voyage up the west coast of the British Isles ("Atlantic Britain" 2004) and a series on BBC Radio 3 on Homer's Landscapes (2008).

Nicolson lives with his wife Sarah Raven and their two daughters (he also has three older sons by his first marriage) at Perch Hill Farm in Sussex and at Sissinghurst Castle. He is the son of writer Nigel Nicolson and grandson of the writers Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Awards and recognition

* Winner, Somerset Maugham Award
* Winner, William Heinemann Prize
* Winner, British Topography Prize

Partial bibliography

* "Restoration: Rebuilding of Windsor Castle" (1997)
* "Regeneration: The Story of the Dome" (1999)
* "Perch Hill: A New Life" (2000)
* "Mrs Kipling" (2001)
* "Sea Room" (2001)
* "Power and Glory" (American title: "God's Secretaries") (2003)
* "Seamanship" (2004)
* "Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero" (American title: "Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar") (2005)
* "Earls of Paradise" (American title: "Quarrel with the King") (2008)
* "Sissinghurst: An unfinished history" (2008)

External links

* [http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/author_xml.asp?authorid=20385 Author page at Harper Collins]

Источник: Adam Nicolson

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