A Thatched Roof

A Thatched Roof

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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.

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' 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.

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A Thatched Roof is the second book in Beverley Nichols's Allways trilogy. As evidence of the author's distaste for sequels, this follow up focuses on the house itself, including its re-thatching. Nichols fans can rest assured, however, that all of the gardening anecdotes and familiar characters are there, as well as hilarious new ones such as the perplexing Mrs. Wrench, a temporary housekeeper who cannot avoid feeling inconvenienced by even the simplest chore, and the author's beloved dog, Whoops, an inveterate spy with a habit of leaping to conclusions.
In these pages, Nichols takes us through the changes to his cottage in Glatton: the installation of central heat, the putting in of electric lights, the careful re-thatching of a roof, the digging of a new well, as well as modifications intended to bring plants inside. Indeed, something is always happening at Thatch Cottage, just like the plants and gardens that act as a constant backdrop - in both "it is always 'next year.'" Regardless of the subject, however, Beverley Nichols's ruminations on life in the countryside appeal to both gardeners and literature enthusiasts alike.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780881927283
0881927287
Characteristics: xi, 289 p. ; 22 cm

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