3 thoughts on “Harold Nicolson, Public Faces

  1. “John Reith, the pig-headed Presbyterian bigot” – a little harsh, no? Any discernible redeeming features?
    What a fascinating period of recent history. And such interesting players.


    1. His letters and diary entries in our book about Hilda show that he was a religious bigot (demanding that a senior employee resign becasue he was getting divorced), and he was pig-headed becasue he insisted that things has to be his way because he was the DG, not becasue he was right. His diaries show that yes he was miserable and suffering because he was in love with a younger man but couldn’t admit it.


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