The second book in the Down the Garden Path  trilogy.  Nichols bought his dream English cottage, sight unseen and for sentimental reasons, not realising how much neglect had occurred since he had last seen it.  Down the Garden Path dealt with the garden renovation. A Thatched Roof tells of the cottage’s refurbishment -done with humour, wryness, unwanted local advice and love.  With handsome and whimsical illustrations by Rex Whistler.