The Fair Botanists: Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches?
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It is like this every year, even though international volunteers have been coming regularly to help with the picking, and acting, too, as a protective presence. Good historical fiction allows you to make that connection on a visceral level – it’s a time machine. In short, if you found this review to be over-long and dragged-out, then you will find The Fair Botanists to be just as bad.
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There's no enlightenment without enlightening women, and Sara Sheridan gives us two great ones to reckon with in Belle and Elizabeth.The two women bond over their shared interest in botany, although Belle is determined to keep both her real identity and the reason for her interest in the garden secret from her new friend.
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It’s around this extraordinary moment in Edinburgh history – and the historic visit of George IV to the city later that summer, which led to what became known as the “Daft Days” of runaway royalist enthusiasm. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. When Mirabelle Bevan is rescued from a fire at her home on the Brighton seafront she’s lucky to escape unharmed – but the blaze takes the life of her neighbour, Dougie Beaumont, a dashing and successful racing driver living in the flat above.In this guide fictional streets, buildings, statues and monuments are dedicated to real women, telling their often unknown stories. He visits Mrs Graham once a month for they have been married for many years and he does not like to impose. I loved watching these characters blossom, as the flowering or a rare plant has repercussions for them all.