The sequel to the NYTimes bestseller, EARTHLY JOYS
Featuring: John Tradescant (younger); Hester Tradescant; Johnny Tradescant
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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
uninhabited. John's plant hunting takes him into the world
of the native people--a world he learns to value just as it
comes under threat from the colonial settlers.
In both the new world and the old, the established order is
breaking down and every family has to find its own way to
survive. For the Tradescants, through the upheavals of the
Commonwealth and the Restoration, this means consolidating
their reputations as the greatest gardeners in the country.
In this enthralling, free-standing sequel to Earthly Joys,
Philippa Gregory again delivers a tour-de-force of powerful
politics, personal discovery, and glorious gardening,
brilliantly evoking the uncertainties and emotions of these
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