The botanist's daughter
Nunn, Kayte, athor.

The botanist's daughter

Nunn, Kayte, athor.


Personal Author
Nunn, Kayte, athor.

Publication Information
Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2018.

Physical Description
390 pages ; 24 cm.

Discovery. Desire. Deception. A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by more than a century, in a race to discover a life-saving flower. In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family. In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box containing a sketchbook of dazzling watercolours, a photograph inscribed 'Spring 1886' and a small bag of seeds. It sets her on a path far from her safe, carefully ordered life, and on a journey that will force her to face her own demons. In this spellbinding botanical odyssey of discovery, desire and deception, Kayte Nunn has so exquisitely researched nineteenth-century Cornwall and Chile you can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers, the touch of the flora on your fingertips.

Subject Term
Botanists -- Fiction.
Women botanists -- Fiction.
Scientific expeditions -- Fiction.
Flowers -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.

Geographic Term
Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction.
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Fiction.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.


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