Lord Weidenfeld: a life in pictures

Lord Weidenfeld: a life in pictures

Lord Weidenfeld, who has died at the age of 96, had a career in the BBC before co-founding Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Here, in pictures, we look back at his life.
 

Lord Weidenfeld as a young boy.
 

Before moving into publishing, Lord Weidenfeld worked for the BBC. He is pictured here in his role as a war correspondent in 1946.
 

Lord Weidenfeld, pictured sitting, set up Weidenfeld & Nicolson with Nigel Nicolson, who is pictured standing.
 

Lord Weidenfeld (right) pictured with Placido Domingo.
 

Lord Weidenfeld meets Pope John Paul II. Weidenfeld & Nicolson published Pope John Paull II's final book Memory and Identity: Personal Reflections.
 

Among Lord Weidenfeld's authors was Dame Edna Everage.
 

Pictured at the Orion author party in 2007.

Lord Weidenfeld with Simon Sebag Montefiore at the Orion author party in 2009.
 

Lady and Lord Weidenfeld at the Orion author party in 2009.
 

Lady and Lord Weidenfeld with Alan Samson at Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th birthday in 2009.
 

At Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th birthday in 2009, Lord Weidenfeld is pictured with Antonia Fraser, who was W&N's first author. In 2009, Lord Weidenfeld told The Bookseller: "Point a gun to my head and ask who is your number one star author I would say her, for the quality, the loyalty, the decency, in the good times and bad."
 

Lord Weidenfeld with Douglas Hurd at Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th birthday party in 2009.
 

Lord Weidenfeld at his 90th birthday party in Switzerland in 2009.
 

Lord Weidenfeld, pictured with his wife Lady Weidenfeld, held a number of honours, including the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Oxford University in 2010.
 

Lord Weidenfeld with Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv.

 

Lord Weidenfeld with Frau Springer (left) and Angela Merkel (right).
 

Lord Weidenfeld pictured at his home.

Read tributes to Lord Weidenfeld here, and an interview he did with The Bookseller in 2009 here.