Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants

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Atlantic, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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A biography of the seventeenth-century father and son naturalists discusses their travels in foreign countries in search of plants to introduce to Britain, their work as gardeners to royalty, and their contributions to botany.

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Jennifer Potter writes about the history and culture of plants, gardeners and gardens. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and has been variously a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, a Hawthornden Fellow and an Honorary Teaching Fellow on the Warwick Writing Program.

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