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'Compelling, fascinating . . . A cracking good read' Val McDermid'An evocative, enjoyable portrait of 1820s Edinburgh'Sunday Times'Lush, seductive and scandalous'Daily Mail'Completely enchanting'Scotsman' Lively and generous-hearted, with an array of utterly engaging characters'Mary Paulson-Ellis***Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches?It's the summer of 1822 and Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV's impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly-installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flower - an event that only occurs once every few decades. When newly widowed Elizabeth arrives in Edinburgh to live with her late husband's aunt Clementina, she's determined to put her unhappy past in London behind her. As she settles into her new home, she becomes fascinated by the beautiful Botanic Garden which borders the grand house and offers her services as an artist to record the rare plant's impending bloom. In this pursuit, she meets Belle Brodie, a vivacious young woman with a passion for botany and the lucrative, dark art of perfume creation. Belle is determined to keep both her real identity and the reason for her interest the Garden secret from her new friend. But as Elizabeth and Belle are about to discover, secrets don't last long in this Enlightenment city . . . And when they are revealed, they can carry the greatest of consequences . . .***'Dazzling, original, full of wonderful characters' Katie Fforde'An absolute treat for fans of historical fiction and rich storytelling' Red Magzine'As rare and lush as the Agave flower itself, The Fair Botanists is a richly realised, transportive delight' Rachel Rhys'Beautiful . . . Every sentence is a gift. If you love The Doll Factory or The Binding, you'll love this' Miranda Dickinson'Delightfully original, sensuous historical fiction, led by a charge of female characters as captivating and complex as the brightest of botanical flowers' Cari Thomas'There's no enlightenment without enlightening women, and Sara Sheridan gives us two great ones to reckon with in Belle and Elizabeth. The Fair Botanists gives us a glimpse into the complex life of Edinburgh in the 1820's with joyous female characters at the heart of the story' Annie Garthwaite

Sara Sheridan is an Edinburgh-based writer of over 20 books including cosy crime noir mysteries set in 1950s Britain and historical novels based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers. She has also written non-fiction, as well as books for children. Sara has been named one of the Saltire Society's 365 most influential Scottish women, past and present.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08CHHXVGV
  • Éditeur ‏ : ‎ Hodder & Stoughton (5 août 2021)
  • Langue ‏ : ‎ Anglais
  • Taille du fichier ‏ : ‎ 2771 KB
  • Synthèse vocale ‏ : ‎ Activée
  • Lecteur d’écran  ‏ : ‎ Pris en charge
  • Confort de lecture ‏ : ‎ Activé
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Non activée
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée  ‏ : ‎ 441 pages
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5 review for The Fair Botanists: Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches? (English Edition) Format Kindle

  1. 5 out of 5

    J Nic Liam

    Sara Sheridan has done it again. A cracking story with two feisty female central characters. It takes place in Edinburgh in the lead up to King George's visit to Edinburgh and the back drop is the moving of the Botanic Gardens from 7 acres in Leith to what was then 15 acres in Inverleith. A number of real life characters of the time also feature in the story, including William McNab the head gardener at the Botanics, Robert Graham the Regius Keeper and even Walter Scott the author.Sara has done so much research to ensure we really feel in the time, but it is research that is worn lightly. The smells, the sights and sounds are all just right - so we are totally transported back into that time - a time when strawberries as we know them were still somewhat exotic.The characterisation is good and not just the main leads but many of the lesser characters are well drawn also and we are reminded too that the wealth of places like Edinburgh at the time often came on the back of slavery.A great story with fascinating historical detail! En lire plus

  2. 4 out of 5

    Haydee

    Having read and thoroughly enjoyed other books by the author, ("The secret mandarin" , "Secret of the sands") and having a special interest in all things botanical, as well as Edinburgh where I now live, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately I found it disappointing on several scores: first, the plodding style with many particularly irritating repetitive expressions, in particular "quite the..." which occurs dozens of times with no regard to logic or sense. The characters lack reality, I found it impossible to believe in the extraordinarily strange things they did, and did not find most of them likeable at all. It was interesting however to read about the beginnings of the botanical gardens at Edinburgh, which we love, so hopefully the research proved worthwhile. En lire plus

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michael Hunter

    The early 19C was a time of many changes in Edinburgh, including the move of richer residents from the medieval Old Town to Craig's expanding New Town. The Royal Botanic Garden was also moved physically at that time to its present site at Inverleith, providing the botanical focus of this story. A well researched historical romance for anyone who, like me, loves Edinburgh and gardens. En lire plus

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tinker

    First book I have read in a while, really loved it’s contents, it was evocative and has inspired me to be creative En lire plus

  5. 4 out of 5

    CMEdinburgh

    A well researched book, very much of interest to Edinburgh people, but maybe doesn't quite hang together as a story. Enjoyed it though. En lire plus

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