The Fair Botanists

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Summer 1822. When newly widowed Elizabeth arrives in Edinburgh to live with her late husband's aunt, Clementina, she's determined to put an unhappy past in London behind her. As she settles into her new home, she becomes fascinated by the beautiful Botanic garden that borders the grand house, and offers her services as an artist to record the impending bloom of the Agave Amercana plant - an event which only occurs once every few decades. 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 her real identity and the reason for her interest in 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......

Sara Sheridan


371 pages