William Nicholson (writer)
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screenwriter, playwright, and novelist.
A native of Lewes, Sussex, William Nicholson was raised in a Catholic
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family in Gloucestershire. By the time he reached his tenth birthday, he had decided to become a writer. He was educated at Downside School
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, and Christ's College
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. He and his wife, Virginia, whom he married in 1988, have three children.
Virginia Nicholson is also a writer who comes from a long line of celebrated nonconformists, including her grandmother Vanessa Bell
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and great-aunt Virginia Woolf
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