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

4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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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

Book Description

Now in paperback, this 'wonderful book' (Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph) describes the remarkable lives and times of the John Tradescants, father and son, immortalized in Philippa Gregory's bestselling novels Earthly Joys and Virgin Earth.

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Good condition for a used book, good value for money
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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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item is good just as described, thanks
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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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