Merry Hall (Beverley Nichols Trilogy)
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My lovely old oak bedroom floors are indeed ski slopes and the beds have to be on blocks to stop people from rolling out of their beds.
I had a very successful garden this year, mostly because we were blessed with a record amount of rainfall during August, which is normally as arid as the Sahara. First Edition, with 3 frontispieces, decorative titles, numerous illustrations in the text and coloured pictorial endpapers, original cloth (red/green/blue respectively), yellow cloth backs lettered in gilt, coloured tops, fore-edges very lightly spotted else a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers minimally chafed at heads and tails of backstrips. The garden has been tended for decades by Oldfield – a man of around seventy who worked for the last two of the house’s owners and knows the garden inside and out. His final garden was at Sudbrook Cottage, which serves as the setting for Garden Open Today (1963) and Garden Open Tomorrow (1968). You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Oh Chloris – you must indeed be really poorly if you have not ventured out to see your galanthus ‘Three Ships’.
I read one of his books many years ago, borrowed from the library, forget which one, and meant to read more but just never have.Nichols is very much of his time, he made me laugh out loud several times, but he is quite proactive too I think. Hardbacks; red, green, and blue cloth bound-boards, backed with white cloth and matching title-label to spine, dust jackets. I often think that her illness really shortened his life, for she was able to do very little in the garden, and was exhausted after lifting heavy weights. As the story progresses, we hear a little bit about the house but mostly, the house serves merely as a frame for the garden. aww bless, here’s to you getting well soon and being able to check up on you treasures outdoors, which I hope will be blooming.
I have been inspired to plant some more flowers for next year, but really I was reminded how fortunate I am in having outside space – and this was the perfect book to read out there. The ghost of Stebbing is everywhere – and Nichols takes a quite violent dislike to everything about him.Boston Globe 19981203 Nichols brings unrestrained passion for plants and flowers to his story, set in the gossipy framework of quriky cats and eccentric neighbors, of reclaiming the derelict garden of a run-down Georgian mansion. The best way I can describe it is a HGTV special about English gardens, mixed with Grumpy Old Men and Downton Abbey, with a sprinkle of The Aristocats thrown in.