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Subject: Publisher Lord Weidenfeld dies in London at the age of 96

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 6:30 am

The publisher Lord Weidenfeld has died in London at the age of 96.

He founded publishing company Weidenfeld & Nicolson with Nigel Nicolson in 1949, after working for the BBC, and remained its chairman.

Their early successes included Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Isaiah Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox and James Watson's The Double Helix.

Lord Weidenfeld emigrated to London after fleeing the Nazis in Austria and later became a British citizen.

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