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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. 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 creates for himself at time when his family suffer hardship and the rights to his property are under threat Despite the tranuility of the garden there is a sense of unease and signs that all is not well the blind widow whose presence unsettles Henry and his second wife s disinterest in

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The Knot

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. 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 about what occurred right after her daughter was born broke my heart a little though

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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 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 garden at his home in Somerset Frances is Henry s wife and she is a peripheral character I really enjoyed this gentle slow novel even though I have only the faintest interest in botany and herbal lore I liked Henry s humanity and kindness and humour he is a very real character For all that the book drifts along there are passages of real gut churning horror and i wept profusely at least twice If


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

  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 of the rhythms of the natural world The gorgeous details about 16th century life and the rich countryside of Somersetshire are mesmerizing The narrative is also deeply moving A gorgeous book if you don't mind a very slow

  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 of the book he has just married his second wife and brings her from London to live on hi

  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 th

  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 me Not to everyone's taste but I really enjoyed her Book of Fires so I had hopes of something good I wasn't di

  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 picked it up again and eventually finished it I found it a slow read although on real

  7. says:

    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 Nation

  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 Elizabethan England Lots of detail of life on the Somerset Levels and the garden at Lytes Carey of which sadly there is nothing remaining This is the story of the man driven by his translation whilst bringing up a

  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

  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 complications of Henry Lyte a sixteenth century scientist with his new life following the tragic de

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