The Star Spangled Manner

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Read Books, 2006 M11 1 - 292 pages
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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About the author (2006)

Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a prolific writer on subjects ranging from religion to politics and travel, 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 of them, "Down the Garden Path, " centered on his home and garden at Glatton and has been in print almost continuously since 1932. "Merry Hall" (1951) and its sequels "Laughter on the Stairs" (1953) and "Sunlight on the Lawn" (1956) document Nichols' 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" (1963) and "Garden Open Tomorrow" (1968). The progress of all three gardens was followed avidly by readers of his books and weekly magazine columns.

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