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The Savage Garden - Mark Mills
The Savage Garden
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Tuscany, 1958 Behind a villa in the heart of Tuscany lies a Renaissance garden of enchanting beauty. Its grottoes, pagan statues and classical inscriptions seem to have a secret life of their own – and a secret message, too, for those with eyes to read it. Young scholar Adam Strickland is just... show more
Tuscany, 1958

Behind a villa in the heart of Tuscany lies a Renaissance garden of enchanting beauty. Its grottoes, pagan statues and classical inscriptions seem to have a secret life of their own – and a secret message, too, for those with eyes to read it.

Young scholar Adam Strickland is just such a person. Arriving in 1958, he finds the Docci family, their house and the unique garden as seductive as each other. But post-War Italy is still a strange, even dangerous place, and the Doccis have some dark skeletons hidden away in their past.
Before this mysterious and beautiful summer ends, Adam will uncover two stories of love, revenge and murder, separated by 400 years… but is another tragedy about to be added to the villa's cursed history?  

źródło opisu: Harper, 2007
źródło okładki: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780007161935
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 The Savage Garden
bookshelves: published-2007, art-forms, mystery-thriller, one-penny-wonder, classic, books-about-books-and-book-shops, gardening, historical-fiction, philosophy, war Read in June, 2009 Midsommar holiday reading #2I loved this one - really loved it. This book has been sitting on my shelves since ...
Book Love
Book Love rated it
This book was hard for me to get into. The redeeming part was the descriptions of the garden. Though I'm not really into Greek Mythology, the way the statues were described made me feel like I was right there walking through the garden with Adam. The explanations of the hidden meaning in the stat...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
2.0 THE SAVAGE GARDEN
I was really disappointed with this, especially as I enjoyed his previous book very much. The story in better hands could have been haunting and brilliant, but it ended up as a very pedestrian plod. Ok, but not great.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Midsommar holiday reading #2I loved this one - really loved it. This book has been sitting on my shelves since it was published and it's one that I kept saying 'you are next' to but I kept on lying. The Savage Garden was a treat travelling vaguely along the lines of The Magus so if you liked that yo...
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