The Botanist's Daughter

Author(s): Kayte Nunn

Fiction - General | Spring Reading Guide 2018 | New Releases

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 . . .


'I loved The Botanist's Daughter. I was transported to the 1880s and Chile, to contemporary Sydney and Kew. A gripping, warm-hearted read'
JOY RHOADES, author of The Woolgrower's Companion


'The riveting story of two women, divided by a century in time, but united by their quest to discover a rare and dangerous flower said to have the power to heal as well as kill. Fast-moving and full of surprises, The Botanist's Daughter brings the exotic world of 19th-century Chile thrillingly to life' KATE FORSYTH


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'I loved The Botanist's Daughter. I was transported to the 1880s and Chile, to contemporary Sydney and Kew. A gripping, warm-hearted read' JOY RHOADES, author of The Woolgrower's Companion 'The riveting story of two women, divided by a century in time, but united by their quest to discover a rare and dangerous flower said to have the power to heal as well as kill. Fast-moving and full of surprises, The Botanist's Daughter brings the exotic world of 19th-century Chile thrillingly to life' KATE FORSYTH

General Fields

  • : 9780733639388
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : July 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 400
  • : 400
  • : Kayte Nunn
  • : Kayte Nunn
  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92