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Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants Paperback – 14 Jun 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (14 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843543354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843543350
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A tour de force... We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last. -- Jenny Uglow Sunday Times The Renaissance delight in the sheer protean variety of stuff in the world has met its ideal presenter in Jennifer Potter's open pleasure in details. -- Jane Stevenson Daily Telegraph Forget Alan Titchmarsh - it's the Tradescants of Jennifer Potter's Strange Blooms we should really salute... Beautifully produced and meticulously researched. -- Andrea Wulf Observer Masterly... Jennifer Potter's achievement in Strange Blooms is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name. -- Alexander Urquhart TLS

About the Author

Jennifer Potter is the author of four novels and five works of non-fiction, most recently Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants; The Rose: A True History; and Seven Flowers and How They Shaped Our World, all three published by Atlantic Books. A regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement, she is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at King's College London.


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Because the Tradescants were so early in Botanical explorations, I found the old style language hard to overcome and had to abandon the book after 3 very long chapters. I'm sorry I couldn't stick with it but can live without it.
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Any one who reads New Scientist will know that the World revolves around North Carolina . This book does not disappointment . Yes amongst other places NC figures . Names come alive , such Lobelia , and erbs . It's for gardeners , geographers , historians and etymologists . This is the second copy I have bought and this one I sent to North Carolina to better foster the Special Relationship . It even explains the Ashmolian . Great fun .
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item is good just as described, thanks
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