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  • Earthly Joys

  • Tradescant Novels, Book 1
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in 17th-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Gregory s best

  • By david schaben on 08-20-18

Not Gregory s best

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Very disappointed with the caliber of this book. I’ve read all the author’s books and something went over the line of entertainment. The sexual content went past a brief glimpse to full obsession.

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