Tulips in Rosemary Sutcliff historical novel for adults Lady in Waiting

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At Sherborne, Bess had made a still-room out of one of the groined store chambers and gradually her shelves were filling; a hound bitch had puppies, and the new flamed and feathered tulips came into flower, and these were the things that contented her.

From Lady in Waiting by Rosemary Sutcliff

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