LAUGHTER ON THE STAIRS. With Drawings by William McLaren

London: Cape, (1953). William McLaren. First edition. Hardcover. This book is not a sequel to 'Merry Hall'. Its accent is less on the garden than on the house itself. When the author arrived, he found Merry Hall in a sorry state, shabby, neglected, bearing many traces of the vandalism of previous owners long ago. How he brought order out of chaos, how he gradually opened windows and let in the light, and how he finally banished the Edwardian ghosts of his predecessors, all this makes some of the most entertaining reading which Mr Nichols has yet given us. A very good copy in yellow and green cloth in a very good jacket with some foxing to the verso. Item #14676

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