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SD HORT BOOK CLUB: January 9, 2023 - The Botanist's Daughter By Kaytee Nunn

By Karen England, for Let's Talk Plants! January 2023.


January 9, 2023, 4:30p Social/5p Discussion on Zoom

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The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn

"Winner of the 2020 Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize.

"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 . . .




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