FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Some People has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Slight shelf wear. Otherwise in excellent condition. Shipped from London.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Some People Paperback – 14 Nov 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£12.00
£9.83 £7.00
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£12.00 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Some People
  • +
  • The Harold Nicolson Diaries: 1907-1964: 1907-1963
Total price: £21.99
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; Main edition (14 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571269990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571269990
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 974,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Harold Nicolson (1886-1968) was a man of manifold talents: a diplomat, politician, journalist, broadcaster, historian, biographer, diarist, novelist, lecturer, literary critic, essayist and gardener. Perhaps most celebrated for his Diaries (reissued by Faber Finds in their original three volumes), they run the risk of obscuring the excellence of his other books. He wrote over thirty: Some People, Sir Arthur Nicolson, Peacemaking, 1919, Curzon, The Last Phase, 1919-1925, and The Congress of Vienna are all being reissued in Faber Finds.

Harold Nicolson was educated at Wellington and at Balliol College, Oxford. He joined the Foreign Office in 1909, and in 1913 married the writer Vita Sackville-West. He was a member of the British delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. He left the Foreign Office in 1929, and in 1935 he was elected National Labour Member of Parliament for West Leicester. In 1940 he was appointed a Junior Minister in Churchill's wartime government.

In his eulogy, John Sparrow, with affectionate aptness, described Harold Nicolson as 'a nineteenth-century Whig leading an eighteenth-century existence in the twentieth-century.'


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A joy for ever. Supremely funny, especially 'Arketall'.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b1fc45c) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b080dec) out of 5 stars Some People Is A Witty Bon Bon 9 Mar. 2013
By C. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I heard about Harold Nicholson's "Some People" when John Negroponte spoke in Charlottesville in the Fall of 2012. It was a treat to read. Nicholson limned nine characters beginning with Miss Plimsoll, a name which in British speak translates to "sneakers". She's a minimally educated and lonely ex-pat clumsily trying to teach the treacherous children of her employers.

The book is based more or less on real people Nicholson met from childhood up to and including diplomatic service. As Nicholson's alter ego, the authorial voice is the tenth portrait. The "I" is self regarding, bitchy and bigoted. That tenth portrait came to be something of a burden to Nicholson whose books about diplomacy are still highly regarded. Nicholson's marriage to Vita Sackville-West is the subject of a fine book by their son, Nigel Nicholson.

An example of the wit of Some People described J. D. Marstock, an idolized student head of the school the narrator attended. His tutor says, "One can see that Marstock never had a mean or nasty thought." And the narrator recalling Marstock thinks; it took me six years to realise that Marstock, although stuffed with opinions, never had a thought at all.

There are some French phrases, not translated, which contributes to the tone of the narrator as an effete British snob circa the 1920s. It's quaint, like tea and scones in the afternoon. But it's quite all right even in the 21st Century, old chap...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b54db10) out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Mar. 2015
By John A. Sully - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An instant reprint! Amusing character sketches
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback