Nicola Shulman is the author of two books. She is the daughter of the late theatre critic Milton Shulman and the journalist Drusilla Beyfus. Her older sister, Alexandra, is the editor of Vogue magazine and her younger brother, Jason, is an artist. She lives in London with her husband, Constantine Phipps, the 5th Marquess of Normanby, their three children, Sibylla, 18, John, 16, and Thomas, 13, and their two cats, Stick and Rosie. Her official title is the Marchioness of Normanby.