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Virgin Earth
Virgin Earth
Author: Philippa Gregory
John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father's unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them. But as gardener to Charles I, he confronts an unbearable dilemma when England descends into Civil War. Fleeing from the chaos, John travels to the Royalist colony of Virginia in America. But the virgin land is not u...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002257596
ISBN-10: 0002257599
Publication Date: 12/8/1998
Pages: 452
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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Helpful Score: 4
Be sure to read the first book (Earthly Joys) in this series before reading Virgin Earth. These two books tell the story of the first botanist in England and a family who were gardeners to the King and some of his powerful supporters. This is a fictional account of a real family that was involved in the turbulent times of James I, Charles I and the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. This book deals with the younger John Tradescant who had many personal demons to defeat and left his family in England to travel to Jamestown to collect botanical specimens from the new colony. In his adventures he is taken in as a member of the Powathan tribe and takes an Indian "wife" before he returns to England. Loved the book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good thick page turner. I read it all at once! Very interesting!
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Being a Phillipa Gregory fan I will add another of her books to my favorite list. I read this and could absolutely picture the era! The trials and the turmoil the character faces are what keeps you reading it in every spare moment. Great story and the history of that time is brought right to your imagination.
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