A beguiling book, which combines the appeal of a travel book, (See American Garden's First!) and literary and theatrical and screen chit chat, and hints on gardening that make one yearn for Spring. There's humor and enthusiasm and honesty in the telling, much of the charm that distinguishes Beverley Nichols, without the quaintness, and in the process one absorbs a great deal of garden lore and cold, hard fact. The decorations by John O'Hara Cosgrave are delightful, but one could wish they had been a bit more carefully placed in relation to the text. But let's not be captious and let's sell this book in travel book and garden book sections.