The Fair Botanists

By Sara Sheridan

This vibrant and original novel will transport you straight back to Georgian Edinburgh and the creation of its famous Botanic Gardens, as this vivid and extremely likeable cast of characters wait patiently for the Agave Americana plant to flower.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 2021

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…

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