The Naturalist's Daughter PDF/EPUB µ The Naturalist's

The Naturalist's Daughter PDF/EPUB µ The Naturalist's Agnes Banks, NSWRose Winton wants nothing than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus Not only does she love him with all her heart, but the discoveries they have made could turn the scientific world on its head When Charles is unable to make the long sea journey to present his findings to the prestigious Royal Society in England, Rosie must venture forth in his stead What she discovers there will change the lives of future generationsSydney, NSWTamsin Alleyn has been given a mission travel to the Hunter Valley and retrieve an old sketchbook of debatable value, gifted to the Public Library by a recluse But when she gets there, she finds there is to the book than meets the eye, and than one interested party Shaw Everdene, a young antiquarian bookseller and lawyer seems to have his own agenda when it comes to the book and Tamsin In an attempt to discover the book s true provenance Tamsin decides to work with himThe deeper they delve, the intricate the mystery becomes As the lives of two women a century apart converge, discoveries rise up from the past and reach into the future, with irrevocable consequences


10 thoughts on “The Naturalist's Daughter

  1. Brenda Brenda says:

    As a young Rose Winton followed her Pa down to the river s edge to continue the drawings of the mallangong and its young, her delight in all she was learning heightened Her pa was a naturalist and his mentor was Sir Joseph Banks of London Charles Winton s research was well before its time his discoveries fascinated Rose It was 1808 and their little community of Agnes Banks in NSW, inland from Sydney was a breeding ground for the mammals


  2. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    Cooper is a favourite and much treasured author of mine Cooper s ability to bring little known aspects of Australian history to life through her novels is an impressive feat In her latest Australian historical fiction treat, Cooper highlights the discovery and controversial classification of a quintessential Australian mammal, the platypus, in The Naturalist s Daughter.Tea Cooper s latest, The Naturalist s Daughter, begins in the era of the


  3. MaryG2E MaryG2E says:

    It took me quite a while to settle into this book, which I was keen to read, given a number of positive reviews from fellow Aussie Readers The first 20 30 pages seemed patchy to me and I felt unclear whether I was reading a romance, an historical fiction or Feeling the need to persist, I kept reading and found that it eventually settled down into an engaging piece of historical story telling, which contained a great mystery Having read many hi


  4. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What a wonderful book My favourite kind fiction based on fact, great characters, beautifully written, and the fiction part of the story two women a century apart built by the author into a rather fabulous story An I thought I was not a fan if romance stories.


  5. Claire Claire says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction novel I loved the dual timelines, and couldn t wait to see how they tied together I learnt a lot about the platypus and always enjoy learningabout Australia back in the day I highly recommend this novel.Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia , TEEN MIRA for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review


  6. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    We must always record our evidence It s the only way In 1808 at Agnes Banks in NSW, a young Rose Winton is fascinated by her father s work Charles Winton is a naturalist, studying the platypus or mallangong, as it is known by the local indigenous people Charles Winton has been corresponding with Sir Joseph Banks, then President of the Royal Society, about the mysterious animal Charles Winton s ground breaking research, accompanied by sketches, provides


  7. Helen Helen says:

    I have read a few of MS Cooper s books and loved them but I have to say that this is just the best so far what an amazing story set across a century here in Australia and England, the characters are strong and are alive there is a mystery that crosses the century that was amazing as it was unravelled and the two woman are fabulous they showed such courage, I had a very early morning as I finished this one.Where do I start Maybe with Rose Winton I loved Ro


  8. Joanna Lloyd Joanna Lloyd says:

    A fabulous journey into the nineteenth century world of scientific and naturalist discoveries, a time when The Royal society in London, headed by Sir Joseph Banks, was at its most powerful It was men who understood the complexities of science, not women, but Tea Cooper has challenged this erroneous belief with her story of Rose Winton and Tamsin Alleyn At first it was difficult to know whether this was a love story, or a story of two unconventional, determin


  9. Karen Brooks Karen Brooks says:

    This is a wonderful novel, set in Australia and England, about two extraordinary young women, a century apart, who are embroiled in the great scientific mystery of the Antipodes that was the platypus In 1808, young Rose Winton adores working with her father, Charles, studying and creating detailed drawings of the platypus in its natural environment Clever, quick witted and resourceful, Rose is a wonderful foil and encouragement to her kind, studious father who


  10. Leanne Leanne says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this Australian historical novel which centres around the western world s discovery and scientific documentation of the rare and elusive platypus Early reports of which were received with disbelief and scorn by members of London s Royal Society, headed by a supportive, but ailing, Sir Joseph Banks Intertwined storylines, a century apart, feature two strong female characters who are both ahead of their times Rose Winton, in the early 1800s shar


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