We celebrated the launch of T. L. Mogford’s novel The Plant Hunter by finding perfect spots…
The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of The Plant Hunter for lucky book-tanists to stumble upon… They have been hiding in trees, bushes, gardens, parks, anywhere a lucky finder could find one!
About the book:
1867. King’s Road, Chelsea, is a sea of plant nurseries, catering to the Victorian obsession with rare and exotic flora. But each of the glossy emporiums is fuelled by the dangerous world of the plant hunters – daring adventurers sent into uncharted lands in search of untold wonders to grace England’s finest gardens.
Harry Compton is as far from a plant hunter as one could imagine – a salesman plucked from the obscurity of the nursery growing fields to become ‘the face that sold a thousand plants’.
But one small act of kindness sees him inherit a precious gift – a specimen of a fabled tree last heard of in The Travels of Marco Polo, and a map.
Seizing his chance for fame and fortune, Harry sets out to make his mark. But where there is wealth there is corruption, and soon Harry is fleeing England, rounding the Cape of Good Hope and sailing up the Yangtze alongside a young widow – both in pursuit of the plant that could transform both their lives forever.
We love that some book hunters were lucky enough to find copies of The Plant Hunter today! Here are just a couple of the pics we received – we hope everyone who found a book enjoys their new read!
Not lucky enough to find one?
This beautiful hardback is now available in all good book shops – and you can also ask them to order one in! If you cannot get to the shops, you can still support indies by ordering your copy of The Plant Hunter from Bookshop.org.
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