The Tulip

Author: Anna Pavord

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408859033

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 9904

THE TULIP is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume will become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book and a joy to all who possess it.
Posted in Gardening

Duck, Death, and the Tulip

Author: Wolf Erlbruch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877579028

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 8945

In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Death, Duck and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt and enchant readers of all ages. Simple, unusual, warm and witty, this book deals with a difficult subject in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and thought-provoking.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Tulip Eaters

Author: Antoinette van Heugten

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460320883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3413

In a riveting exploration of the power the past wields over the present, critically acclaimed author Antoinette van Heugten writes the story of a woman whose child's life hangs in the balance, forcing her to confront the roots of her family's troubled history in the dark days of World War II… It's the stuff of nightmares: Nora de Jong returns home from work one ordinary day to find her mother has been murdered. Her infant daughter is missing. And the only clue is the body of an unknown man on the living-room floor, clutching a Luger in his cold, dead hand. Frantic to find Rose, Nora puts aside her grief and frustration with the local police to start her own search. But the contents of a locked metal box she finds in her parents' attic leave her with as many questions as answers—and suggest the killer was not a stranger. Saving her daughter means delving deeper into her family's darkest history, leading Nora half a world away to Amsterdam, where her own unsettled past and memories of painful heartbreak rush back to haunt her. As Nora feverishly pieces together the truth from an old family diary, she's drawn back to a city under Nazi occupation, where her mother's alliances may have long ago sealed her own–and Rose's—fate.
Posted in Fiction

The Tulip Virus

Author: Danielle Hermans

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429925211

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1081

A gripping debut mystery set in contemporary London with roots in 17th century Holland and the mysterious tulip trade In 1636 Alkmaar, Holland, Wouter Winckel's brutally slaughtered body is found in the barroom of his inn, an antireligious pamphlet stuffed in his mouth. Winckel was a respected tulip-trader and owned the most beautiful collection of tulips in the United Republic of the Low Countries, including the most coveted and expensive bulb of them all, the Semper Augustus. But why did he have to die and who wanted him dead? In 2007 London, history seems to be repeating itself. Dutchman Frank Schoeller is found in his home by his nephew, Alec. Severely wounded, he is holding a 17th-century book about tulips, seemingly a reference to the reason for his death moments later. With the help of his friend Damien Vanlint, an antique dealer from Amsterdam, Alec tries to solve the mystery, but soon comes to realize that he and his friend's own lives are now in danger. The Tulip Virus is a fast-paced, fascinating mystery based on the real-life events surrounding the collapse of the tulip bubble in 17th century Holland—the first such occurrence in history—a story that plunges readers deeply into questions of free will, science, and religion, while showing the dark fruits of greed, pride, and arrogance.
Posted in Fiction

Snow on the Tulips

Author: Liz Tolsma

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401689116

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9232

A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. But to save him is to risk everything. The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings Gerrit Laninga, a wounded Dutch Resistance member, to Cornelia’s doorstep, their ives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences of harboring a wanted man, Cornelia’s faith won’t let her turn him out. As she nurses Gerrit back to health, she is drawn to his fierce passion and ideals, and notices a shift within herself. Gerrit’s intensity challenges her, making her want to live fully, despite the fear that constrains her. When the opportunity to join him in the Resistance presents itself, Cornelia must summon every ounce of courage imaginable. She is as terrified of loving Gerrit as she is of losing him. But as the winter landscape thaws, so too does her heart. Will she get a second chance at true love? She fears their story will end before it even begins.
Posted in Fiction

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

A Novel

Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1488023220

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8508

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Daughters of the Bride comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son, who’s set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone. But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She’s determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now. While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters? Told with Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…
Posted in Fiction

The Tulip Resistance

Author: Lynne Leatham Allen

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462124445

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 953

Marieka parked her bike next to the fence as Miss Remi opened the door, holding a cloth to her cheek. “Miss Remi, what happened? Where are your chickens and pig?” Miss Remi pulled Marieka inside and shut the door. “The Germans came. They said they had a right to confiscate the pig and chickens to feed their army. I protested, but one of them struck me.” Caught up in a war she doesn't understand, sixteen-year-old Marieka Coevorden has been living peacefully in the Dutch countryside. With her friends and family at risk, Marieka wouldn’t dream of resisting the Germans. But everything changes when a wounded German soldier—a defector— needs her help. This tense historical drama delves into the intricacies of the Dutch resistance during World War II. Join Marieka as she summons the grit to defy orders and hatches a plan to do what’s right. This is a book you can’t stop reading—a perfect mix of drama, romance, and adventure.
Posted in Fiction

The Tulip and the Pope

A Nun's Story

Author: Deborah Larsen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307429482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7573

The story of novelist and poet Deborah Larsen's young womanhood, The Tulip and the Pope is both an exquisitely crafted spiritual memoir and a beautifully nuanced view of life in the convent.In midsummer of 1960, nineteen-year-old Deborah shares a cab to a convent. She and the teenage girls with her, passionate to become nuns, heedless of all they are leaving behind, smoke their last cigarettes before entering their new lives. In the same artful prose that distinguished her novel The White, Larsen's memoir lets us into the hushed life of the convent. She captures the exquisite peace she found there, as well as the extreme constriction of the rules and her gradual awareness of all that she is missing. Eventually the physical world—the lush tulip she remembers seeing as a girl, the snow she tunneled in, and even the mystery of sex—begins to seem to her an alternative theater for a deep understanding and love of God. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Tulip Factory

Author: Kacie Davis Idol

Publisher: Inkshares

ISBN: 1941758789

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7997

Before they exchange even a single word, Corrine knows that James will change everything. And sure enough, their serendipitous meeting in a North Carolina coffee shop sets off a whirlwind of desire and possibilities for the two. Timing, however, isn’t on the couple’s side. After their relationship ends, Corrine finds that years of putting her career and passions on hold for love have led to a stalled life. She once saw her receptionist job as temporary but got too comfortable and, before she knew it, lost sight of her dream of becoming a writer. Now, as Corrine makes her way into her late twenties, she’s on a quest to find herself. As she struggles to figure out what she really wants, she’ll discover that sometimes you have to take happiness into your own hands and that a fulfilling life is built on opportunities—even the missed ones.
Posted in Fiction

Leaves of the tulip tree

autobiography

Author: Juliette Huxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 1396

Posted in Nature

Holland

The Tulip Town

Author: Randall P. Vande Water

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738520117

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6511

On April 26, 1927, Lida Rogers, a Holland High School biology teacher, suggested an idea to members of the Holland, Michigan Women's Literary Club. The idea was that the city present a "Tulip Day" every spring. Two years later, on May 18, 1929, after scores of visitors viewed more than 100,000 tulips along Holland's curbs, Tulip Time became an annual event. The 1930 Holland Evening Sentinel banner headline read: "Tulip Reigns as Queen of City." Throughout the decade, motion picture and radio personalities visited to promote the festival. The Holland Furnace Company, then the city's largest corporation, sponsored special radio programs that were broadcast nationwide. After World War II, Holland saw the festival grow into the nation's third largest annual event. Visitors have enjoyed parades that included street scrubbing, "klompen" dancing, floats, and more than 50 bands. When Tulip Time began, 85 percent of the names in the Holland telephone directory were Dutch. Over time, the community's cultural diversity has evolved and is now reflected in the festival.
Posted in History

The Tulip Touch

Author: Anne Fine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2361

Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Much too far. Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Tulip Fever

A Novel

Author: Deborah Moggach

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780307423412

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2055

A sensual tale of art, lust, and deception—now a major motion picture In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy. Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia's likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist. As the portrait unfolds, so a slow dance is begun among the household’s inhabitants. Ambitions, desires, and dreams breed a grand deception—and as the lies multiply, events move toward a thrilling and tragic climax. In this richly imagined international bestseller, Deborah Moggach has created the rarest of novels—a lush, lyrical work of fiction that is also compulsively readable. Seldom has a novel so vividly evoked a time, a place, and a passion. Praise for Tulip Fever “Sumptuous prose . . . reads like a thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review “An artful novel in every sense of the word . . . deftly evokes seventeenth-century Amsterdam’s vibrant atmosphere.”—Los Angeles Times “Need a brief escape into a beautiful and faraway world? Deborah Moggach’s wonderful Tulip Fever can offer you that.”—New York Post “Taut with suspense and unexpected revelations.”—Entertainment Weekly “Elegantly absorbing.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted in Fiction

The Tulip

a symbol of two nations

Author: Michiel Roding,Hans Theunissen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 1868

Posted in Art

The Tulip-Flame

Author: Chloe Honum

Publisher: Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center

ISBN: 9780986025754

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 5321

Poetry. "Chloe Honum's brilliant first book THE TULIP-FLAME traces an identity forming within radically divergent but interlocking systems: a family traumatized by the mother's suicide, a failed relationship, the practice of ballet, a garden. Honum in every case transfigures emotion by way of elegant language and formal restraint."—Claudia Emerson
Posted in Poetry

Olga the Cloud and the Tulip

Author: Nicoletta Costa

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1532402864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 3702

Olga Loves Flowers Olga the Cloud is visiting her friends the flowers. This simple little story is sure to make toddlers smile. When a little bird leaves a little mess on a tulip, Olga does the thing she does best--rain! This book is part of the Olga the Cloud series. Each 12-page story features the charming cloud in simple situations, perfect for teaching babies and toddlers. Olga the Cloud stories were originally published in Italian and are now brought to English audiences in ebook editions. Xist Publishing is proud to present the Olga the Cloud Books to a new generation of children. By bringing beloved stories from diverse cultures to new audiences, Xist Publishing celebrates childhood in all its beautiful forms. We hope your children will enjoy these stories and discover a lifetime love of reading and love for all the people and creatures of the world.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Botany of Desire

A Plant's-eye View of the World

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375760393

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 4900

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.
Posted in Gardening

The book of the tulip

Author: Sir Daniel Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 1555

Posted in Gardening

Petal Fairies #1: Tia the Tulip Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545295858

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 1025

Every flower is bright and blooming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, there's trouble in Fairyland. Help save Fairyland's flowers! Every flower is bright and blossoming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, the fairies are in trouble. Flowers everywhere could disappear! Tia the Tulip Fairy's petal is lost in the apple orchard. Can Rachel and Kirsty find it . . . before Jack Frost's goblins do? Find the magical petal in each book and keep Fairyland in full bloom!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Tulipomania

The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307560827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5185

A vivid narration of the history of the tulip, from its origins on the barren, windswept steppes of central Asia to its place of honor in the lush imperial gardens of Constantinople, to its starring moment as the most coveted--and beautiful--commodity in Europe. In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticulturists, noblemen, and tavern owners alike. For almost a year rare bulbs changed hands for incredible and ever-increasing sums, until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house. Historians would come to call it tulipomania. It was the first futures market in history, and like so many of the ones that would follow, it crashed spectacularly, plunging speculators and investors into economic ruin and despair. This colorful cast of characters includes Turkish sultans, Yugoslav soldiers, French botanists, and Dutch tavern keepers--all centuries apart historically and worlds apart culturally, but with one thing in common: tulipomania.
Posted in Business & Economics