Adam Nicolson





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.

Average rating: 3.81 · 3,641 ratings · 637 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
God's Secretaries: The Maki...

3.76 avg rating — 1,176 ratings — published 2001 — 21 editions
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Why Homer Matters

3.89 avg rating — 983 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Sea Room: An Island Life in...

3.95 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Du...

3.80 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2005 — 14 editions
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Sissinghurst: An Unfinished...

3.67 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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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 ...

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Perch Hill

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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

“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

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