Down The Kitchen Sink
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Down The Kitchen Sink

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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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Feeling in need of a pick-me-up? For my money, anything by Beverley Nichols does the trick. A dream of a writer - witty, charming, fluffy as a Persian cat- with the occasional flash of claws just to keep you from getting too familiar.
Jenn Estepp
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
Susan Abbott
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!
This is a great read for Anglophiles, homemakers, gardeners, cooks, etc. The story of Gaskins, Mr. Nichols' personal servant, is endearing. I will be gradually working my way though all this fellow's books.
The lasted Beverly Nichols book. I have enjoyed every one of his books. I love his conversational style of writing and his vast sense of humor.
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John Beverley Nichols was an author, playwright, journalist, composer, and public speaker.
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