Virgin Earth: A Novel

By Philippa Gregory
Read by David Thorpe

The Tradescant Novels: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $75.00

    ISBN: 9781508264842

Runtime: 25.68 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making Virgin Earth a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passionate characters.

As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his passion for botany. Only the native American peoples understand the forest, and John is drawn to their way of life just as they come into fatal conflict with the colonial settlers. Torn between his loyalty to his country and family and his love for a Powhatan girl who embodies the freedom he seeks, John has to find himself before he is prepared to choose his direction in the virgin land.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will marvel at this historical fiction masterpiece and once more thrill to Ms. Gregory’s skill as a storyteller.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“A tale of forbidden love set against the turmoil of a country in chaos.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels whose success extends to the United States as well, where she is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University, where she is a regent. Gregory is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Plantagenet and Tudor novels, which include the enormously popular Other Boleyn Girl, of which there are over a million US copies in print. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction.

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Available Formats : Retail CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 25.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English