By Philippa Gregory
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780743272537, 661pp.)
Publication Date: April 2006
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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.
"A tale of forbidden love set against the turmoil of a country in chaos."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"This hefty epic illuminates the seventeenth century with clear prose and a believable cast of characters, and will draw in casual readers and lovers of history alike."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A cleverly conceived and executed historical narrative spanning one of the most intriguing and turbulent eras in British history."