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A Thatched Roof (Allways Trilogy) [Hardcover]

Beverley Nichols , Rex Whistler
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15 Sep 2005 Allways Trilogy
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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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press; Facsimilie ed edition (15 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881927287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881927283
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 957,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While the ostensible topics are houses and people, it is Nichols' love of gardening, and the villagers who either encourage him or thwart him in its pursuit, that remains the lively theme through all the books. -- Valerie Easton Seattle Times 20050916 At first glance, the book might appear sweet and a little cute, but don't be fooled. Nichols knows how to throw out a few zingers and reveal his true feelings with a good dose of sarcasm. Nichols is as observant as Jane Austen, as witty as Oscar Wilde, and as sentimental as James Herriott. He also happens to be as funny, timely, and un-P.C. as Jon Stewart. Home and Garden 20060101

About the Author

Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a prolific writer on subjects ranging from religion to politics and travel and the author of mysteries, children's stories, autobiographies, and plays.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brought as a present for my wife 19 Nov 2013
By T M
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when my wife was young she read a lot but many books got damaged by water some years ago.
We thought they were lost for ever but NO Amazing Amazon has found them all.
Well nearly
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thatched Roof (Allways Trilogy) 21 Nov 2012
By Sandra
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A Gift that has been thoroughly read & re-read ---The friend wants me me to order the follow up books by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thatched Roof - Book 2 of the Allways Trilogy 7 Mar 2006
By Ronald V. Overton - Published on Amazon.com
Delightful reading by a wonderful writer. Although Nichols claim to fame is that of a garden writer, this book spends less time gardening (than the first) and more time repairing, and discovering his cottage at Allways. Nevertheless, whether read by a gardener or not, it is a wonderful and quick read as the author takes us in and out and up and down throughout his cottage as he attempts to make it not only habitable, but civilized. I look foward to the rest of this trilogy and his other 'gardening' books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cozy read 17 Mar 2006
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Cast yourself back to England circa the 1920s-30s, snuggle up in a comfy chair by the fireside, and get ready to be drawn into the life of Beverley Nichols, the village of "Allways," and the story of how a centuries-old thatched cottage was restored. A great vacation from the 21st century, cell phones, and the hurried/harried life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Down the Garden Path, A Thatched Roof, Village in a Valley 24 April 2008
By Kelly M. Burgess - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this series of books by Beverley Nichols...I enjoy so much his writing style and the fact that he's just a "little" irreverent...I love his enthusiasm for his garden...He seems to have lived in a wonderful world of his own...Reading about it 70 years later is such a gift...Kelly Burgess.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful 9 April 2013
By Theresa May - Published on Amazon.com
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I came across this title purely by chance, and decided to try it. Written with something today's authors have forgotten, the heart.I plan to get the other two in this trilogy, and maybe a couple more. This is a keeper, and get a couple more copies to give to someone you love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thatched Roof is unlike any other book i own 20 Jan 2013
By Josie Chaney - Published on Amazon.com
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I love it. Beverley Nichols has a sweet, wry wit. My favorite chapters are Women and Water ... and Magic. I laugh out loud every time. I think the Professor is right about flowers; some of them are just shady characters.
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