Pages no: 516
Edition language: English
Series: Earthly Joys (#1)
Summary From Publishers WeeklySeventeenth-century England is the setting for this engaging historical novel based on the life of John Tradescant, a gardener of common birth who transforms plain plots of land into slices of heaven on earth. As vassal to the secretary of state, Sir Robert Cecil, Trade...
Once I got into this book I couldn't put it down. One thing Gregory does really well is to portray characters who, while not noble, still get caught up in Court intrigue. Earthly Joys is a good example of that.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story - the second novel featuring the Duke of Buckingham that I've read within a month! I found Gregory's prose easy to read, her assuredness in her historical detail very gratifying, and her protagonists - all of them - highly sympathetic (but most particularly John Trade...
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