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Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants
 
 

Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Potter
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'I love this book! I love it for the broad canvas of flowers it
unfurls.' -- Liza Picard

A triumph of good research, sympathetic understanding and stylish writing. -- Charles Quest-Ritson, author of The English Garden: A Social History and editor of the RHS Garden Finder

Wonderfully engrossing... A remarkable book about two remarkable men. -- Deborah Moggach, author of Tulip Fever

`A wonderful book.' -- Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph

`This is a beautifully produced and meticulously researched book.
Potter has explored every possible avenue.' -- Andrea Wulf, Observer

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In seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Jennifer Potter's book vividly evokes the drama of their lives and takes its readers to the edge of an expanding universe. Strange Blooms is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8983 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (10 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JNYNHM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,854 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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absolutely perfect condition, thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Blooms 4 Mar 2011
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It is important to know the backgrounds of plant explorers and the plants they worked with. I have read fiction books of some and to find the real stories makes them come alive.
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