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  • Location: Sydney, Cornwall, Valparaiso, London

The Botanist’s Daughter

The Botanist’s Daughter

Why a Booktrail?

1886, 2019: A secret plant has the power to destroy or reshape so many lives.

  • Genre: Historical, Nature/Landscape

What you need to know before your trail

A buried secret…

Present day: Anna is focused on growing her new gardening business and renovating her late grandmother’s house. But when she discovers a box hidden in a wall cavity, containing water colours of exotic plants, an old diary and a handful of seeds, she finds herself thrust into a centuries-old mystery. One that will send her halfway across the world to Kew Gardens and then onto Cornwall in search of the truth.

A lady adventurer…

1886: Elizabeth Trebithick is determined to fulfil her father’s dying wish and continue his life’s work as an adventurer and plant-hunter. So when she embarks on a perilous journey to discover a rare and miraculous flower, she will discover that the ultimate betrayal can be found even across the seas…

Two women, separated by centuries. Can one mysterious flower bring them together?

Travel Guide

A journey to search for a very dangerous plant

The plot moves from Australia to England and to Chile all the while a lady is very  keen to do the right thing and hunt down a precious yet dangerous plant her father was trying to find before his death.

The best settings in the book are those where they are seeking this elusive plant. Kew Gardens in London and along the coastline of Chile.

The settings are very well done and even if the Cornish house is fictional, you do think you are there.

The author said she used Maria Graham’s a sea captain’s widow, ‘Journal of a Residence in Chile.” as her inspiration for writing 18th Chile society and landscape.


BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Botanist’s Daughter

Destination: Sydney, Cornwall, Valparaiso, London  Author/guide: Kayte Nunn Departure Time: 1886, 2017

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