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Adam Nicolson has been both a publisher and a travel writer, and is the author of many award-winning books. He lives on a farm with his family near Burwash, England
Crèdit de la imatge: Robert Birnbaum The Morning News/Identitytheory

Obres de Adam Nicolson

Quarrel with the King (2008) 226 exemplars
Life Between the Tides (2021) 156 exemplars
Atlantic Britain (2004) 115 exemplars
The Making of Poetry (2019) 75 exemplars
Panoramas of England (1997) 52 exemplars

Obres associades

Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Granta 133: What Have We Done (2015) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Granta 152: Still Life (2020) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v227 #3 March (2015) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars


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Nom normalitzat
Nicolson, Adam
Nom oficial
Nicolson, Adam
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Bransgore, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Sissinghurst, Kent, England, UK
Sussex, England, UK
Eton College
University of Cambridge (Magdalene College)
Summer Fields School, Oxford
non-fiction writer
Nicolson, Juliet (sister)
Nicolson, Nigel (father)
Nicolson, Harold (grandfather)
Sackville-West, Vita (grandmother)
Nicolson, Benedict (uncle)
Premis i honors
Somerset Maugham Award (1986)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Biografia breu
Adam Nicolson is the son of writer Nigel Nicolson and grandson of the writers Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson. He was educated at Eton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge and has worked as a journalist and columnist on the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Society of Antiquaries and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.Nicolson was married to Olivia Fane from 1982 to 1992. They have three sons, Thomas (born in 1984), William (born 1986) and Ben (born 1988).Since 1992 Nicolson has been married to Sarah Raven. He and his wife have two daughters, Rosie (born 1993) and Molly (born 1996). They live at Perch Hill Farm in Sussex and at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent.Between 2005 and 2009, in partnership with the National Trust, he led a project which transformed the 260 acres (110 ha) surrounding the house and garden at Sissinghurst into a productive mixed farm, growing meat, fruit, cereals and vegetables for the National Trust restaurant.In December 2008 he succeeded his cousin David Nicolson, 4th Baron Carnock as 5th Baron Carnock, a title he does not use.



I unreservedly loved this book. Nicolson has long been fascinated by seabirds, and explains how these birds differ so much in habit and lifestyle from the garden birds with whom many of us are more familiar. Then he takes ten different species to examine in turn. He refers to his personal observations, to scientific research, to history and to literature to build a rounded and fascinating portrait of each species he's chosen. My husband got used to having a daily bulletin of 'today's most fascinating seabird facts' at breakfast each morning, and now he too is reading the book.

Beautifully written, the book is meticulously researched. Yet Nicolson's style is readable and involving, with sometimes detailed data presented in a clear and accessible manner. His final chapter, while apparently negative about the future for many of our most loved seabirds ends on a positive note. This was a book I was sorry to have finished.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
In many ways this is a fascinating book. Nicolson fashions his own rock pools in Argyllshire in Scotland in order to study, minutely, the life that fetches up there, and his resulting studies of shrimps, crabs, sea anemones and their place in the scheme of things engaged and enthralled me, even though, as a non scientist I struggled a bit to understand every word.

Then he looks more widely at tides, at waves, at geology. He looks at the philosophical ideas of Heraclitus. He discusses the bitter and harsh social history of Argyllshire. All of this is interesting, and interestingly accounted for.

In the end, I wasn't convinced this book hung together. I was glad to have read it, but remained unconvinced I knew what was at its heart, beyond the captivating contents of the rockpools.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
The author looks at research on ten different seabirds, while providing some poetic and literary context for their connections with man and a snapshot of their daily life.
cspiwak | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
A set of chapters about different sea birds that nest on the coasts and spend most of their lives at sea. Some of them I'd not be able to distinguish, some pictures were quite useful, a ready reckoner would have been valuable. It covers them life cycle, the latest science but also how they appear and are portrayed in literature and popular culture. So the Albatross has only been considered bad luck to kill one since Coleridge's poem, before that, they were regularly killed for food. Can get a little repetitive, and the final chapter is profoundly depressing for the future of these specialised birds.… (més)
Helenliz | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |



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