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1408841894
The signature of all things
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Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Publication year: 2013
Media class: Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2013
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408841891
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5th January 1800. Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Banks' Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cook's HMS Resolution . Alma's mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, is conversant in five living languages (and two dead ones). An independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, it is not long before Alma comes into her own within the world of b
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Extremely thought provoking book. Not an easy read, but worth the effort. Deals with everything, from plant collecting and evolution to American history and a purpose for life, in stately and beautiful English.
07/06/14
barbara.white64@btinternet.com
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