The Savage Garden

by Mark Mills | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 000716193x Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 11/5/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Spotted in a Healthy Planet shop and could not resist picking up.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Cambridge art history student, Adam Strickland, travels to Tuscany in 1958 to work on the Renaissance garden of the Villa Docci near Florence. The garden was apparently created by a grieving husband in memory of his dead wife who died in 1548 aged 25 but Adam soon realises that the garden features some discordant iconography and that it harbours much darker secrets than is outwardly apparent, as does the villa itself. Soon, Adam is drawn into a complex mystery which shifts between the 16th century and the latter days of German Occupation in the country towards the end of WWII, and into the web of intrigue woven by the Docci family, which he tries to unravel with the aid of references found in Ovid and Dante.

Overall I found this a fun read that had been well researched but by no means a classic.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (10/21/2020 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as a sort of Brucie Bonus. I hope that you haven't already read it. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, October 26, 2020
Received in the post from 4evagreen from the Reading it, Want it? Thread but sent as an unexpected extra book with The Child in Time. Looks like my kind of book so will look forward to reading it. Thanks very much-just taken out of quarantine.

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