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Es start to worm their way up towards the light Here on the edge of the fertile wetlands that his new wife Frances fears so much Henry is accustomed to the peril of floodBut when the unexpected death of his father unleashes the malevolence of his stepmother Joan Young he is not prepared for this new threat that could destroy everything he has come to love. Lovely book Historically rich in setting and time and place A simple story but a good one Will recommend to RochelleJuly 2017 On a rainy day outing I recently visited the Lyte Cary Mansion in Somerset England This beautiful old National Trust Manor house turned out to be THE manor in which this novel about Henry Lyte a botanist takes place Many things there seemed very familiar including the name Lyte and the beautiful gardens so I asked several of the docents if they were familiar with the book and one of them said Oh yes he lived here This was his house I d realized but not really registered that Lyte was an actual historical figure However suddenly I could really see him with his wife and family living there his lovely daughter and all his children so many of whom sadly died at early ages This knowledge and having read the book enriched our visit to the house all the making it much interesting and enjoyable I love historical fiction and here it was in actual form and substance bricks and mortar w antiue furnishings art tapestries etc as they were in Lyte s time hundreds of years ago Pretty fascinating for me

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From the author of the Orange New Writers shortlisted THE BOOK OF FIRES1565 Across Europe a new era of natural science is dawning In a remote damp corner of Somerset an unlikely pioneer is working to change the course of English botany Passionate private meticulous Henry Lyte has begun to neglect his other responsibilities in the pursuit of knowledge This. The main problem I had with this book was the blurb on front and back It is a meticulously researched and thoughtful fictionalisation of the life of Henry Lyte who translated a book on herbs in the 16th century At the start of the book he has just married his second wife and brings her from London to live on his remote estate where he is establishing an unconventional garden The garden and his potentially useful translation are his obsessions Years pass children are born and die the book makes slow progress From the blurb I got the impression All seasons pass and what lasts is love that the book would be about his tricky relationship with his wife her concerns over the death of her predecessor and the danger that his obsession with plants would ruin his human relationships This is not really accurate and my warped expectations seriously impeded my ability to accept the book and the Lytes marriage on their own terms Their apparent inability to talk to each other while leading to a moving scene after the death of their son grated as did the lack of real empathy by anyone including the author for the wife Most of the book is about the progress of plants and Henry s thoughtful but not always scintillating ponderings on life in the countryside The prose is lyrical and evocative but the main characters tend to talk in the same style which is a bit annoying ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, is dawning In a remote damp corner of Somerset an unlikely pioneer Doctor y campeón is working to change the course of English botany Passionate private meticulous Henry Lyte has begun to neglect his other responsibilities La corruptrice in the pursuit of knowledge This. The main problem I had with this book was the blurb on front and back It Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves is a meticulously researched and thoughtful fictionalisation of the life of Henry Lyte who translated a book on herbs The Purpose-Guided Universe in the 16th century At the start of the book he has just married his second wife and brings her from London to live on his remote estate where he The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion is establishing an unconventional garden The garden and his potentially useful translation are his obsessions Years pass children are born and die the book makes slow progress From the blurb I got the The Academy impression All seasons pass and what lasts Full Dark, No Stars is love that the book would be about his tricky relationship with his wife her concerns over the death of her predecessor and the danger that his obsession with plants would ruin his human relationships This If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is not really accurate and my warped expectations seriously 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida impeded my ability to accept the book and the Lytes marriage on their own terms Their apparent La ética de la crueldad inability to talk to each other while leading to a moving scene after the death of their son grated as did the lack of real empathy by anyone 3052 including the author for the wife Most of the book Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is about the progress of plants and Henry s thoughtful but not always scintillating ponderings on life Mercator in the countryside The prose Pasos perdidos en Granada is lyrical and evocative but the main characters tend to talk Suffering and no suffering in the same style which Can We Live 150 Years? is a bit annoying

Jane Borodale è 7 summary

Has happened before with disastrous resultsMarried again after the tragic death of his first wife Anys Henry tries to forget the past absorbed by his scholarly translation of a Dutch Herbal’ and by the intricate herb garden he is planting with a Knot at its heartYet beneath the surface he is uneasy and as the garden begins to flourish old family troubl. 35 stars I attempted to read this novel a few months ago and just couldn t get into it but refusing to let it beat me I recently picked it up again and eventually finished it I found it a slow read although on realising that it was based on real events my interest picked up As I am a real history lover I lapped up the whole description of Henry and his family s life As with Jane Borodale s previous book she manages perfectly to grasp the era the novel is set in and obviously has done huge research on the subject I found myself often googling the meaning of diseases mentioned in the book and the different characters which many were real people I felt slightly let down as the book and title was based around Henry s knot garden and his herbsbut which was dropped towards the end of the book leaving me unsure how his garden eventually turned out I also felt that after so much description to round the last thirty years of his life up in a six page epilogue left me feeling slightly cheated I would have loved to have slightly attention paid to the next chapter of his life I would say that although it was not a gripping read it s one of those books that you ponder over for uite a while after you have read it


10 thoughts on “The Knot

  1. says:

    The blurb lead me to think this is the story of Frances but it isn't This is the story of the 16th century scholar and botanist Henry Lyte who translated a herbal from Dutch into English and who created a beautiful knot g

  2. says:

    Not for everyone but I loved this slow thoughtful moving meditation on Time Nature Love Death and Family The main character struggles to balance the life of the mind with his exuisite and often painful awareness

  3. says:

    The main problem I had with this book was the blurb on front and back It is a meticulously researched and thoughtful fictionalisation of the life of Henry Lyte who translated a book on herbs in the 16th century At the start

  4. says:

    A lovely slowly paced read It kept me company when a heat wave hit Norway this summer and it was too hot to sleep The way Borodale describes Lyte's garden and the Somerset countryside was incredibly calming There was also the mysteries of what had really happened to his first wife Anys and to the widow Hodges' daughter but I must admit that when it was finally revealed it was a bit anti climatic Widow Hodges telling a

  5. says:

    Enjoyed the slow pace as the author had clearly done her research on British herbs and plants so I just sat back and let it flow over

  6. says:

    35 stars I attempted to read this novel a few months ago and just couldn't get into it but refusing to let it beat me I recently pi

  7. says:

    Lovely book Historically rich in setting and time and place A simple story but a good one Will recommend to RochelleJuly 20

  8. says:

    Was surprised to see the back story of a house I drive past on the way to the West Country Henry Lyte was a botanist who translated a french herbal to make the contents available to the people those who could read in Elizab

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of Henry's garden and each season passing and the changes it brings It is a gently paced book though there is a sense of anticipation as the drama slowly builds Henry is utterly absorbed in the planning of his new garden and translating a book describing plants and their properties both refuges he

  10. says:

    The KnotJane Borodale AuthorJane Borodale's second novel The Knot contains the same fine writing and story telling skill that made her debut The Book of Fires such a success The Knot is set in the past and tells the story and family

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