David Allen, 20 December 1984
Show More The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen by Prudence Leith-Ross.
Owen, 320 pp., £20, March 1984, 0 7206 0612 8Show More
Sydney Parkinson: Artist of Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Voyage edited by D.J. Carr.
Croom Helm, 300 pp., £29.95, March 1984, 9780709907947Show More
“... has had to be redone and that some of the deductions have turned out to be fanciful. The version Prudence Leith-Ross has now provided suggests bedrock reliability, though the price that has to be paid for this is solider reading (not helped by some eccentric paragraphing). The rise and rise of Joseph Paxton should have accustomed us by now to the fact ...”