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Earthly Joys By Philippa Gregory

Earthly Joys
by Philippa Gregory

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Another sweeping novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author...
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Earthly Joys Summary


Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory

Another sweeping novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author...

A traveller in a time of discovery, the greatest gardening pioneer of his day, yet a man of humble birth: John Tradescant's story is a mirror to the extraordinary age in which he lives.

As gardener and confidante to Sir Robert Cecil, Tradescant is well placed to observe the social and political changes that are about to sweep through the kingdom. While his master conjures intrigues at Court, Tradescant designs for him the magnificent garden at Hatfield, scouring the known world for ever more wonderful plants: new varieties of fruit and flower, the first horse chestnuts to be cultivated in England, even larches from Russia.

Moving to the household of the flamboyant Duke of Buckingham, Tradescant witnesses at first hand the growing division between Parliament and the people; and the most loyal of servants must find a way to become an independent squire.

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Earthly Joys Reviews


'When it comes to writers of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory is in the very top league'
Daily Mail

'A hugely enjoyable and unexpectedly moving book'
Daily Telegraph

'Vivid and enthralling... good gripping stuff' SundayTimes

About Philippa Gregory


Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned author of historical novels. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. The Other Boleyn Girl is now a major film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.

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GOR010238028
Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory
Used - Like New
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-10-16
512
0007228473
9780007228478
N/A
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