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The Beverley Nichols Trilogy, Volume 1: Merry Hall

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

Series: The Beverley Nichols Trilogy Series Volume: 1

By: Beverley Nichols

342 pages, 24 b/w line illus

Timber Press

Hardback | Mar 1998 | Edition: 2 | #86602 | ISBN: 0881924172
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The account of the beginnings of one man's garden in the dark days of post-war England. Nichols's writing is high-spirited, riotously funny and, at times, deliciously malicious.

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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's 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.

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