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Beverley Nichols: A Life

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Publisher Comments:

The reissuing of Beverley Nichols's delightful books by Timber Press has sparked renewed interest in this unjustly neglected writer. He burst onto the literary scene not long after his studies at Oxford, and his versatility was impressive; his successes included novels, plays, children's stories, biography, political commentary, and books on religion, travel, and gardening. He also composed for the musical stage and ghostwrote the autobiography of the famous singer Nellie Melba. He moved in fashionable and artistic circles where he attained a certain measure of celebrity. Fame did not elude him, but greatness did. In his later years, Nichols was known chiefly for his books on gardens and cats, and he grew increasingly bitter about his failure to be accepted as a serious writer. Bryan Connon has written a fascinating study of a talented man in whom, in J. W. Lambert's phrase, a keen mind functioned beneath the glad rags, and whose huge and diverse literary output chronicles the events, moods, and personalities of the fascinating age in which he lived. This biography was first published in 1991 by Constable in the U.K., but its distribution was limited and it was never available in the United States. It will be of interest to the thousands of readers who have come to know Nichols through Merry Hall; they will discover an altogether more complex personality than the witty, sometimes sardonic persona he created in his writings.

Book News Annotation:

A generous, meticulously researched biography of a complex and multi-talented writer, musician, and socialite. Connon doesn't flinch at comparing the evidence about details in Nichols' life with Nichols' own imaginative renderings of events, particularly in connection with his relationship with his father. Changes to this reprint are minor and include some new photographs and an updated bibliography and author's conclusion.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This biography, first published in 1991, will be of interest to the thousands of readers who have come to know Nichols through his gardening books. They will discover an altogether more complex personality than the witty, sometimes sardonic persona he created in his writings. Bryan Connon has written a fascinating study of a talented man in whom, in J. W. Lambert's phrase, a keen mind "functioned beneath the glad rags."

Synopsis:

A generous, meticulously researched biography of a complex and multi-talented writer, musician, and socialite. Connon doesn't flinch at comparing the evidence about details in Nichols' life with Nichols' own imaginative renderings of events, particularly in connection with his relationship with his

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-309) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881924442
Subtitle:
A Life
Author:
Connon, Bryan
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, Or. :
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Gardeners
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-299
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.36x6.37x1.21 in. 1.68 lbs.

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Product details 344 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881924442 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This biography, first published in 1991, will be of interest to the thousands of readers who have come to know Nichols through his gardening books. They will discover an altogether more complex personality than the witty, sometimes sardonic persona he created in his writings. Bryan Connon has written a fascinating study of a talented man in whom, in J. W. Lambert's phrase, a keen mind "functioned beneath the glad rags."
"Synopsis" by , A generous, meticulously researched biography of a complex and multi-talented writer, musician, and socialite. Connon doesn't flinch at comparing the evidence about details in Nichols' life with Nichols' own imaginative renderings of events, particularly in connection with his relationship with his
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