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The Rose : A True History pdf

The Rose : A True History pdf

Jennifer Potter,: The Rose : A True History

The Rose : A True History


Ever since Sappho planted roses at the shrine of Aphrodite, no flower has captured the imagination in quite the same way. Wherever it has grown, human beings have projected on to it their dreams and aspirations. Celebrated as a sacred symbol and as a token of womanhood, the rose unites Venus with the Virgin Mary, the blood of Christ with the sweat of Muhammad, the sacred and the profane, life and death, the white rose of chastity and the red rose of consummation. In The Rose, the acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Potter shows what, exactly, gives this most fragrant flower its potency in societies around the world. Beginning her story in the Greek and Roman empires, she travels across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas to unravel its evolution from a simple briar of the northern hemisphere to the height of cultivated perfection found in rose gardens today. Whether laying bare the flower's long association with sexuality and secret societies, questioning the Crusaders' role in bringing roses back from the Holy Land, or hunting for its elusive blooms in the gardens of the Empress Josephine at Malmaison, Jennifer Potter reveals why this flower, above all others, has provoked such fascination. This vividly written and lavishly illustrated book challenges many cherished beliefs about the rose. It looks set to establish itself as the definitive history of the Queen of Flowers.

In this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law including the ones sworn to uphold it. Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody s first case as primary detective good thing she learned from the master. But soon Peabody stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she s all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open, and while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound she overhears two fellow officers arguing. It doesn t take long to realize they re both crooked guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, The Rose : A True History download epub and Eve s husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring down the dirty cops knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret."

Author: Jennifer Potter,
Number of Pages: 544 pages
Published Date: 01 Oct 2011
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781848878341
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