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by Philippa Gregory
The story of John, in every way as fascinating and wilful a character as his father, and a man who lived through even more extraordinary times, with the expansion of the colony in America, the execution of one king and the restoration of another in England.
Sequel to the outstanding historical novel Earthly Joys. Earthly Joys followed the history of John Tradescant the great gardener, botanist and adventurer of the Seventeenth Century, and left the story at his death, with his son poised to continue the family traditions, by voyaging in search of land and new plants in America. Virgin Earth is the story of John, the son, in every way as fascinating and wilful a character as his father, and a man who lived through even more extraordinary times, with the expansion of the colony in America, the execution of one king and the restoration of another in England.
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'The first lady of intelligent historical fiction' Sunday Times 'When it comes to writers of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory is in the very top league' Daily Mail '[Earthly Joys] is brilliantly true to the period... I was entranced... Gregory promises us the continuation of the fictionalised story of the Tradescants in her next novel. Personally, I can't wait' The Times 'A story textured with beautiful botanical detail' Mail on Sunday
About Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory, who went to school in Bristol, has a history degree from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked as a journalist and for BBC Radio before becoming a full-time writer. She is a fellow of Kingston University.
Virgin Earth by Philippa Gregory
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