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by Janet Gleeson
Serpent in the Garden. Among the earliest gardens where pineapples were successfully grown was Matthew Decker’s at Richmond in the early eighteenth century
Serpent in the Garden. Among the earliest gardens where pineapples were successfully grown was Matthew Decker’s at Richmond in the early eighteenth century. Pineapples were widely grown in Britain by the middle of the century. The gardens at Heligan, Cornwall, include an eighteenth-century pineapple pit that, since the restorations, is once again in production. By the middle of the century extravagant pineries containing a hundred plants or more were not unusual.
Gleeson, on the other hand, is one of a very few history-mystery writers who bring an era to life by utilizing their own . Unlike the first novel "The Grenadillo Box", "The Serpent in the Garden" is narrated in third person by a painter named Joshua Pope.
Gleeson, on the other hand, is one of a very few history-mystery writers who bring an era to life by utilizing their own deep knowledge of a period's actual artifacts. In her debut mystery, The Grenadillo Box (2003), she centered the story on an apprentice to Thomas Chippendale.
Start by marking The Serpent in the Garden as Want to Read . With a sure understanding of period detail and character, Janet Gleeson creates a richly nuanced tale of greed and revenge that plays out in the refined landscapes and dark streets of eighteenth-century London.
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Janet Gleeson embraces the possibilities of historical detective fiction in The Serpent in the Garden. Setting a work in the past opens up another vista. Too much, forsooth, says Sarah A Smith. Readers can learn a little about the 17th-century tulip trade, 19th-century women's prisons or the life of medieval travelling players. The Serpent in the Garden embraces the possibilities of historical detective fiction with enthusiasm.
бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Summer, 1765. The renowned portrait painter Joshua Pope is eager to escape London and his unhappy past and accepts a commission to paint a wedding portrait for Herbert Bentnick and his bride-to-be, Sabine Mercier. Joshua learns that the couple are avid horticulturalists. Bentnick's country house, Astley, in Richmond, is famous for its verdant gardens, designed by the master landscape artist Capability Brown.
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The author of The Serpent in the Garden was trained in art, and has worked at Sotheby's in London-so it should come as no surprise that the protagonist of this book is an artist who pays attention to the small details. Although Janet Gleeson does indeed pay attention to detail, she tends to skimp on the plot, especially the mystery itself. However, this is a highly original book, and it was fun to read. Joshua Pope is a fictional artist living in 18th- century London.
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Gleeson’s proto-cop on the upper-crust crime scene, then, is successful artist Joshua Pope. Pope is in residence at Astley, the suburban London estate of Herbert Bentnick, when a vomit-stained corpse is discovered among the pineapple plants in the hothouse. The audibly horrified discoverer of the death is Sabine Mercier, also in residence at Astley. Sabine is the Barbadian double widow who snagged Mr. Bentnick when he traveled to the Indies to inspect the family plantations. There was also a Mrs. Bentnick on the voyage, but she took ill shortly after meeting Sabine, who nursed her unto death.