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A young woman travels to a new world, and discovers who she really is.
In October 1829, Georgiana Molloy embarked on a gruelling five-month sea journey from her home in England, hopeful of a prosperous future in the new settlement in Western Australia. But the land she finds is harsh and unyielding, food is often short, and the struggle of colonial life spells dreadful loneliness. Yet despite the hardships, she begins to see the unique beauty of her adopted country, and becomes fascinated with its amazing plant life, so different from anything she has known in England.
Based on the real life of Georgiana Molloy, pioneer botanist, this novel by acclaimed author Libby Hathorn takes us into the fascinating work of a young woman whose passion for flowers transformed her, and the world.
'Libby Hathorn's historical novel is a wonderfully accessible introduction to the life of Georgiana Molloy, the Woman of Flowers, and extraordinary and unique figure in early Australia's history. A beaut book!' - Dr Kevin Thiele, Curator, Western Australian Herbarium
'This engaging novel about a modest but remarkable woman really gets to the heart of early colonial life in Australia. It's both a great story and an enthralling piece of social history.' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Celebrating 25 years of Libby Hathorn, acclaimed author of the Australian young adult classic THUNDERWITH.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th May 2015
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Edition Type: New edition