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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.
You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, www.BeverleyNichols.com.
Books by Beverley Nichols
Garden Open Today by Beverley Nichols
Garden Open Tomorrow by Beverley Nichols
Rhapsody in Green: The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols by Beverley Nichols and Roy C. Dicks
Down the Kitchen Sink by Beverley Nichols
A Village in a Valley by Beverley Nichols
Down the Garden Path by Beverley Nichols
Sunlight on the Lawn by Beverley Nichols
Laughter on the Stairs by Beverley Nichols