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eBook Virgin Earth ePub

by Philippa Gregory

  • ISBN: 0006511767
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Philippa Gregory
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers; New Ed edition (January 31, 2000)
  • Pages: 576
  • ePub book: 1225 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1124 kb
  • Other: txt mbr lrf mobi
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 216

Description

J, accustomed to the foul smell of the ’tween decks, smelled a fresh new scent on the air – damp earth which reminded him suddenly, poignantly, of the garden at Lambeth after rain, and the wet fresh smell of leaves.

J, accustomed to the foul smell of the ’tween decks, smelled a fresh new scent on the air – damp earth which reminded him suddenly, poignantly, of the garden at Lambeth after rain, and the wet fresh smell of leaves. Land,’ the woman next to him said, her voice hushed with awe. ‘Land.

Home Philippa Gregory Virgin Earth. I thought you were royalists in Virginia?’ ‘Not all of us,’ the man said with a hard smile. Where are you going to find your plants?’ the woman interrupted. Part of Tradescant series by Philippa Gregory. There’s nothing grown up and down the river but tobacco.

It took me a long time to read. This is my first Philippa Gregory book, and I picked it up because I had heard many good things about her writing

It took me a long time to read. This is my first Philippa Gregory book, and I picked it up because I had heard many good things about her writing. I do not generally read historical fiction because I do not like it. Ms. Gregory is a good writer, albeit I thought this book is a little long. I had to struggle through some things in the beginning I'm going to admit now that I'm finding this a very hard to read book. It is not holding my interest well, and I'm not sure that I can stomach some of it. It took me a long time to read.

Philippa Gregory (born 9 January 1954) is an English historical novelist who has been publishing since 1987. The best known of her works is The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association and has been adapted into two separate films. AudioFile magazine has called Gregory "the queen of British historical fiction".

Philippa Gregory ass, thicker around the trunk.

Philippa Gregory ass, thicker around the trunks of trees as if they were dewponds of gold. They looked like wildflowers; but they were not. Tradescant had planned them, planted them, nourished them. He looked at them and smiled - as if he were greeting friends. Sir Robert Cecil strolled up, his uneven tread instantly recognizable in the crunch of the gravel.

Virgin Earth: A Novel (T. .has been added to your Cart. I love all of Philippa Gregory's books, but though this one did not seem like it would measure up to her later ones about English royals, it was a wonderful surprise. Beautifully written and detailed, it explores the joys of nature and the great power of love. One person found this helpful.

HarperCollins UK, 11 нояб. Sequel to the outstanding historical novel Earthly Joys, and written by the bestselling Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin’s Lover. John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father’s unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them. But as gardener to Charles I, he confronts an unbearable dilemma when England descends into Civil War. Fleeing from the chaos, John travels to the Royalist colony of Virginia in America. But the virgin land is not uninhabited.

John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father's unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. This is one of the best novels I have ever read.

John Tradescant has inherited his father's unique plants along with his gardening skills. As gardener to Charles I, he flees the Civil War, to Virginia where his plant hunting brings him to live with the native people just as their way of life is threatened by the colonial settlers.

Comments

lubov lubov
Superb novel about John Tradescant, the royal gardener who traveled to Virginia during the early days of the Jamestown colony and brought many of the native plants of the "New World" back home. At least one Virginia plant is named for him: "Tradescantia Virginiana." There are wonderful descriptions of the early days of the Jamestown colony, the Powhatan who were quickly wiped out by the European settlers, and the brutal English Civil War. The divided loyalties of the main character both in Virginia and back home are a persistent theme throughout the novel. There is much drama on both sides of the Atlantic during this period and the author makes them all come alive. As a gardener myself, I found the descriptions of propagation, royal gardening, and the challenges of transporting Virginia species over the Atlantic on multi-week journeys in the 17th century fascinating. I gave this book to my landscaper in Virginia, who also loved it! There also many descriptions of the Tradescants' collection of "rarities" which were shown to the public (for a fee), eventually becoming the basis of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.

http://www.ashmolean.org/ash/amulets/tradescant/tradescant00.html
Mallador Mallador
I love all of Philippa Gregory's books, but though this one did not seem like it would measure up to her later ones about English royals, it was a wonderful surprise. Beautifully written and detailed, it explores the joys of nature and the great power of love. It is one of my top favorite of Philippa's books and without giving the story away, suffice to say it is unusual and may not be for everyone, but it is extremely touching and it haunts me still....
sunrise bird sunrise bird
I really like Phillipa Gregory novels about the British kings and queens. This was a little different but I learned about Cromwell and I know that this author uses fiction but when she includes facts

Philippa Gregory writes historical novels that uses true events with her fictional characters. I feel that she is careful to not change history but to enhance it.
Gamba Gamba
I had read this book years ago and looked up all sorts of information about the main character------the book is based on a real person. When I looked it up on Amazon and found it available at a reasonable price, I ordered it as a gift for my sister, who is a really serious gardener. My husband and I re-read it before we gave it to her and liked it just as much as the first time we read it. Fascinating history of gardening and realistic portrayal of people, even though it is fiction. If you are a gardener, and like the history of gardening, this is a "must read".
Hellmaster Hellmaster
While the story is about, I hate to admit, a period of English history I knew little of, I loved the characters and would recommend it gladly to any historical fiction buff. However, it could have easily been edited down by a half of its current length without any compromise to plot, character development, historical background or atmosphere. It is extremely repetitive and I found myself just skimming through long sections in order to reach something the author had not already covered.
Kekinos Kekinos
Not Tudor but a great read. Loved it and then purchased as Christmas gift for Mom
Ynye Ynye
An easy read that is engrossing and entertaining. The characters are relatable and the history is fascinating. The descriptions of the surroundings bring them to life!
Excellent, as always, from this author. Great history and wonderful characters!