Adam Nicolson


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September 12, 1957

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Adam Nicolson writes a celebrated column for The Sunday Telegraph. His books include Sissinghurst, God’s Secretaries, When God Spoke English, Wetland, Life in the Somerset Levels, Perch Hill, Restoration, and the acclaimed Gentry. He is winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the British Topography Prize and lives on a farm in Sussex.

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God's Secretaries : The Mak...

3.77 avg rating — 1,329 ratings — published 2001 — 21 editions
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Why Homer Matters

3.91 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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Sea Room: An Island Life in...

3.93 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Du...

3.81 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2005
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Sissinghurst: An Unfinished...

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The Seabird's Cry: The Live...

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Quarrel with the King: The ...

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The Gentry: Stories of the ...

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Seamanship: A Voyage Along ...

3.43 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Smell of Summer Grass: Purs...

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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

“The language of the King James Bible is the language of patriarchy, of an instructed order, of richness as a form of beauty, of authority as a form of good; the New English Bible is motivated by the opposite, an anxiety not to bore or intimidate. It is driven, in other words, by the desire to please and, in that way, is a form of language which has died.”
Adam Nicolson, God's Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible

“The place has entered me...it has coloured my life like a stain.”
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