Adam Nicolson





Adam Nicolson

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Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock, FRSL, FSA known simply as Adam Nicolson, is a British author who has written about English history, landscape and the sea. He is noted for his books Perch Hill, describing his struggles with a small Sussex farm, Sea Room — about the Shiant Isles, a group of uninhabited islands in the Hebrides — Power and Glory (published in North America as God's Secretaries), on the making of the King James Bible, Men of Honour (US title Seize the Fire), on Admiral Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, Earls of Paradise (US title Quarrel with the King), an exploration of Arcadianism in 16th and 17th century England, and Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History, which describes his attachment to his family home and his plans to tr...more


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God's Secretaries: The Maki...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 777 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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Sea Room: An Island Life in...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Du...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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Sissinghurst: An Unfinished...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Quarrel with the King: The ...
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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Seamanship: A Voyage Along ...
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Perch Hill
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Gentry: Stories of the ...
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Carrie Kipling 1862-1939: T...
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“A puritan is such a one as loves God with all his soul, but hates his neighbor with all his heart.”
Adam Nicolson, God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

“Very occasionally, a simplified form of communion and of adult baptism for new members of the church would be enacted but no Separatist was ever married in church, because there is no hint of a marriage ceremony in scripture and the primitive church had not considered marriage a sacrament before AD 537.”
Adam Nicolson, God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

“t's [King James Bible] subject is majesty, not tyranny, and it's political purpose was unifying and enfolding, to elide the kingliness of God with the godliness of kings, to make royal power and divine glory into one invisible garment which could be wrapped around the nation as a whole.”
Adam Nicolson, God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
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