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Jennifer Potter writes about the history and culture of plants, gardeners and gardens. She reviews regularly for theTimes 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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Praise for "Strange Blooms"

"A tour de force . . . We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last." --"Sunday Times"

"Beautifully produced and meticulously researched." --"Observer"

"Masterly . . . Jennifer Potter's achievement in "Strange Blooms" is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name." --"Times Literary Supplement"


"Potter's book is for the armchair florist, the orchid-obsessed, and the history reader with a green thumb. The flowers are an excuse to arrange a bouquet of interesting vignettes, such as the origins of the fleur-de-lis or the introduction of laudanum, made from opium poppies, in Western medicine. If Potter's source list is any indication, she has distilled a massive amount of information into an erudite book with an entertaining conceit."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Anyone who has ever planted a seed or loved a flower can appreciate the author's knowledge and devotion."--"Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for "Strange Blooms"
"A tour de force . . . We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last." --"Sunday Times"
"Beautifully produced and meticulously researched." --"Observer"
"Masterly . . . Jennifer Potter's achievement in "Strange Blooms" is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name." --"Times Literary Supplement"
Praise for "Strange Blooms"
A tour de force . . . We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last. "Sunday Times"
Beautifully produced and meticulously researched. "Observer"
Masterly . . . Jennifer Potter's achievement in "Strange Blooms" is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name. "Times Literary Supplement""

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