Merry Hall


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881924176
Category: Gardening
Page: 520
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An unusual gardening book that discusses flowers and gardens in a non-fictional novel format, telling the story of a deserted garden that is transformed into a paradise

Sunlight on the Lawn


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881924671
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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No more delightful garden-related books have ever been written than Nichols' accounts of the rescue and renovation of Merry Hall, a run-down Georgian mansion and its garden.

Laughter on the Stairs


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690132
Category: Gardening
Page: 260
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In this, the second volume of the Merry Hall trilogy, Nichols is less concerned with his garden and more with his house, but the story does include the memorable characters Our Rose, the ditzy floral designer, and the cantankerous gardener Oldfield.

Beverley Nichols

A Life
Author: Bryan Connon
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881924442
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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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.

Rhapsody in Green

The Garden Wit and Wisdom of Beverley Nichols
Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604691506
Category: Gardening
Page: 136
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Beverley Nichols (1898–1983) was a prolific author, playwright, composer, and media personality. Though much of his work has been forgotten, his garden writing has stood the test of time. His amusing anecdotes, poetic contemplations, and penetrating observations speak to all gardeners—from houseplant killers to nursery professionals—and capture the joy, heartache, and hilarity of gardening. Rhapsody in Green speaks to the true spirit of Beverley Nichols. Compiled by Roy C. Dicks and drawn from fifteen of his best titles, these carefully selected passages offer a tantalizing taste of Nichols's humor, passion, and poetry. Designed for easy browsing and casual reference, it is organized by subject, including favorite plants, despised plants, and the secrets to successful gardening. Readers will also delight in William McLaren's original line drawings spread throughout the text. A must-have for Nichols fans, gardeners, and plant lovers.

Down the Garden Path


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690064
Category: Gardening
Page: 308
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Down the Garden Path has stood the test of time as one of the world’s best-loved and most-quoted gardening books. From a disaster building a rock garden, to further adventures with greenhouses, woodland gardens, not to mention cats and treacle, Nichols has left us a true gardening classic.

A Thatched Roof


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690088
Category: Gardening
Page: 300
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Beverley Nichols fans, armchair gardeners, and literature enthusiasts will delight in this reprint of the second book in his Allways trilogy, with facsimile reproductions of Rex Whistler's original graceful illustrations and a new foreword by Roy C. Dicks. Nichols's humorous ruminations on life in the countryside, as always, are refreshing. The typical Nichols gardening anecdotes and familiar characters are there, as well as the author's beloved dog, Whoops, an inveterate spy with a habit of leaping to conclusions.

Village in a Valley


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690095
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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This reprint of the third book in Nichols's Allways trilogy contains a new foreword by Bryan Connon, Beverley Nichols's biographer. Set in the English countryside, the hilarious memoir is as much about the author's love for plants as it is about the village in which he lived. The depictions of flowers and ornamentals — "A single one of those gloxinias would be an event in Allways ... I should give a party for it" — are both inspiring and unforgettable. This is the voice of one whose chief endowment is an appreciation for plants and the landscape, including a keen understanding of the importance gardens play in an increasingly modern world.

Garden Open Tomorrow


Author: Beverley Nichols,William McLaren
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690972
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 286
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In his final garden book, Nichols provides entertaining asides on cats, psychic phenomena, and the use of plants to commit murder.

Beverley Nichols' Cats' X. Y. Z.


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881925944
Category: Pets
Page: 127
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The three cats in this book share a home and garden with Beverley Nichols, who understands them superbly and rather dotes on them. Nichols wrote dozens of books on topics ranging from politics to gardens, and here muses on his feline companions' charms, proper care and appreciation.

Hood

The King Raven Trilogy -
Author: Stephen Lawhead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595543295
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Robin Hood The Legend Begins Anew For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Lawhead's latest work conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

Beverley Nichols' Cat Book


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473387353
Category: History
Page: 64
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A funny and heartwarming collection of cat portraits. A perfect gift for any cat fancier.

Green Grows the City


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690149
Category: Gardening
Page: 316
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Anyone who has ever created a garden knows that it is a process replete with drama: there's the feverish excitement of drawing up plans and making lists of plants; the bleak depression of realizing that the plans will have to be altered; the "Eureka!" moment when a brilliant solution presents itself; the grim frustration of dealing with meddlesome neighbors and recalcitrant plants. For Beverley Nichols (1898–1983), making a new garden in a London suburb in the years just before World War II was positively operatic in its emotional trajectory. 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. Those new to Nichols are in for a rare treat.

The Valley


Author: Helen Bryan
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503936157
Category:
Page: 597
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Left suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount's orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy--at gunpoint--she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World. What follows will test her courage and that of her companions as they struggle to survive a journey deep into a hostile wilderness and eventually forge a community of homesteads and deep bonds that will unite them for generations. The first installment in an epic historical trilogy by Helen Bryan, the bestselling author of War Brides and The Sisterhood, The Valley is a sweeping, unforgettable tale of hardship, tenacity, love, and heartache.

Prelude

A Novel (1920)
Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498196819
Category:
Page: 298
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1920 Edition.

Cats' A. B. C.


Author: Beverley Nichols
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881929935
Category: Pets
Page: 124
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Three unique cats shared a home with the late Beverley Nichols, who wrote dozens of books on topics ranging from politics to gardens. In this playful book, he muses on his feline companions' charms, proper care, and appreciation. 109 color drawings. 1 photo.