October 27, 2015

Merry Hall


First in a trilogy, Merry Hall is the account of the restoration of a house and garden in post-war England. Though Mr. Nichols's horticultural undertaking is serious, his writing is high-spirited, riotously funny, and, at times, deliciously malicious.

Published in 1951, this example of "garden literature" relates how author Nichols constructed a massive garden on a run-down estate. Not a straight "how-to," Nichols's text also includes humorous portraits of the locals who both assist and frustrate his efforts. The text is buttressed with numerous black-and-white drawings.

Author: Beverley Nichols
Hardcover: 342 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; Reissue edition (March 1, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881924172
ISBN-13: 978-0881924176
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