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May 23, 2012



Gay garden writing is a genre with some enjoyable roots. I wonder if the British writer Beverley Nichols is remembered at all these days, but his garden writing was very popular in the mid 20th century and is still entertaining today.

He wrote about a series of different gardens - from a cottage in Huntingdonshire, from a small manor house and then from a small house again. Given the period the books are not, of course, very openly gay, but they are certainly elegantly camp and plenty of gay hints can be picked up.


Beverly Nichols is alive and well: http://www.timberpress.com/search/Beverly+Nichols


Stephen, thanks for sharing this book. It was the best read I've had in a while. So tender, and honest. Completely irony and bitterness free zone!

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