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Publisher Comments:

Beverley Nichols fans, armchair gardeners, and literature enthusiasts will delight in this reprint of the second book in his Allways trilogy, with facsimile reproductions of Rex Whistler's original graceful illustrations and a new foreword by Roy C. Dicks. Nichols's humorous ruminations on life in the countryside, as always, are refreshing. The typical Nichols gardening anecdotes and familiar characters are there, as well as the author's beloved dog, Whoops, an inveterate spy with a habit of leaping to conclusions.

Synopsis:

In his usual charming and hilarious style, Nichols takes us through the changes to his cottage in Glatton: the installation of central heat, the putting in of electric lights, the careful re-thatching of a roof, the digging of a new well. Indeed, something is always happening at Thatched Cottage. Originally published in 1933. Second book in the Allways trilogy.

About the Author

Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a prolific writer on subjects ranging from religion to politics and travel, in addition to authoring six novels, five detective mysteries, four children's stories, six autobiographies, and six plays. He is perhaps best remembered today for his gardening books. The first of them, Down the Garden Path, centered on his home and garden at Glatton and has been in print almost continuously since 1932. Merry Hall (1951) and its sequels Laughter on the Stairs (1953) and Sunlight on the Lawn (1956) document Nichols' travails in renovating a Georgian mansion and its gardens soon after the war. His final garden was at Sudbrook Cottage, which serves as the setting for Garden Open Today (1963) and Garden Open Tomorrow (1968). The progress of all three gardens was followed avidly by readers of his books and weekly magazine columns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927283
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
Essays
Author:
Nichols, Beverley
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series:
Beverley Nichols's Allways Trilogy
Publication Date:
20050721
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 in 1 lb

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Product details 300 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881927283 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his usual charming and hilarious style, Nichols takes us through the changes to his cottage in Glatton: the installation of central heat, the putting in of electric lights, the careful re-thatching of a roof, the digging of a new well. Indeed, something is always happening at Thatched Cottage. Originally published in 1933. Second book in the Allways trilogy.
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