Art historian Adam Strickland heads to Italy to crack codes embedded in a Renaissance-era garden, but is distracted by wine, women, and a World War II mystery in Mark Mills? The Savage Garden.
”No one disputed that Zephyrus and Chloris figured in Botticelli’s Primavera but until now scholars had always read the figure standing to the left…”
A smashing start gives way to a flabby middle and silly finish. B-