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Books filed under "Literature"

Down the Kitchen Sink by Beverley Nichols

Written with his usual humor and flair, Down the Kitchen Sink describes Nichols' adventures in the kitchen, including some original recipes. $24.95$17.47

A Village in a Valley by Beverley Nichols

This third book in Nichols' Allways trilogy is as much about the author's love for plants as it is about the village in which he lived. $24.95$17.47

Sunlight on the Lawn by Beverley Nichols

The third in the Merry Hall Trilogy — Nichols' accounts of the rescue and renovation of a rundown Georgian mansion and its garden. $24.95$17.47

Laughter on the Stairs by Beverley Nichols

The second book in Nichols' accounts of the rescue and renovation of Merry Hall, a rundown Georgian mansion and its garden. $24.95$17.47

The Orchid in Lore and Legend by Luigi Berliocchi

This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants had on the temperate European mind.

A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature by Bobby J. Ward

A survey of plants, with a multitude of references to myth and literature throughout the ages.

My Garden in Autumn and Winter by E. A. Bowles

The final volume in Bowles’s survey of his garden through the year; includes a map of the garden at Myddelton House.

In Praise of Plants by Francis Hallé

This scholarly yet fun book examines the qualities that make plants unique, so different from animals.

Garden Open Today by Beverley Nichols

In a departure from his previous gardening books, Nichols distills 30 years of practical gardening experience in an entertaining fashion.

Garden Open Tomorrow by Beverley Nichols

In his final garden book, Nichols provides entertaining asides on cats, psychic phenomena, and the use of plants to commit murder.

Beverley Nichols: A Life by Bryan Connon

A biography for readers who have come to love Nichols' witty, sometimes sardonic persona.

Once Upon a Windowsill: A History of Indoor Plants by Tovah Martin

A chronological account of the introduction of houseplants in America.