Sara Sheridan is an award-winning writer and activist. Her work, which includes more than twenty books, focuses particularly on female history. Her first novel, Truth or Dare (1998), received a Scottish Library Award and her book Where Are The Women? (2019) was listed as one of the David Hume Institute’s Books of the year 2019. She also mentors fledgling writers for the Scottish Book Trust.
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For The Fair Botanists
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The Fair Botanists
It’s the summer of 1822, and in Edinburgh botanists patiently await for the Agave Americana plant to flower in the newly-installed Botanic Garden. When newly widowed Elizabeth moves into the grand house bordering the Botanic Garden, she becomes interested as an artist in recording this once-in-a-lifetime event. It is then that she meets the vivacious and mysterious Belle Brodie, a woman with a passion for botany and the lucrative, dark art of perfume creation. Despite her best efforts, Belle will not be able to keep her secrets hidden for long, and secrets can have the greatest of consequences…Read more