Beverley Nichols

Beverley Nichols

Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 15 Sep 1983 (aged 85)
Kingston upon Thames, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Glatton, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Ashes buried
Memorial ID 40501172 · View Source
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British Author, Playwright, Journalist, and Composer. He wrote books on various 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 was well known for his love of gardening, cats, and music. But 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) documented Nichols's travails in renovating a Georgian mansion and its gardens soon after the war. His final garden was at Sudbrook Cottage, which served 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. Beverley Nichols died at the age of 85 from complications due to a fall. His ashes were later scattered on the grounds of the church at Glatton.

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