• The Botanist’s Daughter

  • By: Kayte Nunn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (216 ratings)

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The Botanist’s Daughter

By: Kayte Nunn
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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Publisher's summary

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 19th-century Cornwall and Chile you can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers, the touch of the flora on your fingertips....

©2018 Kayte Nunn (P)2018 Hachette Australia

Critic reviews

"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)