Beverley Nichols (1898–1983) was a prolific writer on subjects ranging from
religion to politics and travel. In addition 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, Down the Garden Path, centered on his home and garden
at Glatton and was followed by A Thatched Roof and
A Village in a Valley.
Merry Hall and its sequels
Laughter on the Stairs and
Sunlight on the Lawn 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 and
Garden Open Tomorrow. The progress of all three gardens was followed
avidly by readers of his books and weekly magazine columns.
Timber Press is pleased to announce the arrival of two more Nichols books:
Down the Kitchen Sink and
Green Grows the City.
Down the Kitchen Sink
has much in common with its famous predecessor,
Down the Garden Path.
When he began to write the latter, he could not prune a rose. When he began to write the former, he could not boil an egg.
Fans of Beverley Nichols will find in
Green Grows the City
the same elements that have delighted them in his other books: the wit, the style, the cats, and of course Gaskin,
gentleman's gentleman extraordinaire.