Down the Kitchen Sink: A Memoir, Beverley Nichols. Published by W. H. Allen, London, 1974. First Edition. 8vo 8″ – 9″ tall; 201 pages. Brown boards, gilt spine titles; title-vignette and illustrations in text. Clipped jacket has crease line lower front and otherwise fine; volume is fine without marks, tears etc.
Beverley Nichols (1898–1983) was a prolific writer, playwright, pianist, songwriter, actor, mystery writer, gardening expert, sparkling wit, bon vivant, cat champion and, a noted children’s author writer. For decades he was inescapable on the British literary and social scene. He knew and was lauded by many of the leading lights of his day Osbert Sitwell described Beverley Nichols as the original “bright young thing. 002582 $40