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Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols
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bookshelves: challenge-2014

A disclaimer by the author that appears in Chapter VII "The Scholar and the Cats"

"This book -- as you may by now have gathered -- is not really a book at all; it is only a long walk round a garden, in winter and summer, in rain and in sunshine; and if it bores you to walk round gardens you will long ago have chucked it aside. So neither of us need worry."

If you want anything much to happen in a book, this may not be for you. It's also not very technical as to the plantings and methods of gardening employed at Merry Hall. But it is quite entertaining, chatty, and at times, bitingly funny. The author has an affinity for cats, so he can't be all bad.

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Quotes Tracy Liked

Beverley Nichols
“Long experience has taught me that people who do not like geraniums have something morally unsound about them. Sooner or later you will find them out; you will discover that they drink, or steal books, or speak sharply to cats. Never trust a man or a woman who is not passionately devoted to geraniums.”
Beverley Nichols, Merry Hall

Reading Progress

December 3, 2013 – Shelved
December 3, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 8, 2013 – Started Reading
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
October 25, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 29, 2014 – Shelved as: challenge-2014

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