Down The Kitchen Sink
Down the Kitchen Sink has much in common with its famous predecessor, Down the Garden Path, in which Beverley Nichols described his early forays into the realm of gardening. When he began to write the first, he could not prune a rose. When he began to write the second, he could not boil an egg. Perhaps this is why both books remain fresh and eminently readable. The phrase...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Allen Publishing
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Mar 14, 2009 Jenn Estepp rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
While Nichols voice really hits the spot sometimes, I didn't find this one nearly as endearing as Green Grows in the City, which is why I should probably hunt down one of the other garden books. Because I think that the projects in those books give Nichols work some structure that is necessary. Part of the reason I didn't *love* this one is because it felt very scattershot and the stories pretty random - especially the post-Gaskin chapters. That being said, the first half that does have Gaskin -...more
For those that know me, I find it hard to pass up novels, or non-fiction books, that include recipes. This is a memoir, by Beverley Nichols, whom I had never heard of but seems to have had a lot of interesting connections. And yes, it is of the British genre - those of you that know me know I am a sucker for British movies, television and books. Thank goodness for Netflix :>) and the library!
John Beverley Nichols was an author, playwright, journalist, composer, and public speaker.More about Beverley Nichols...