The Naturalist’s Daughter
By Tea Cooper
Reviewed by Elizabeth
Rose Winton goes against all expectations for female behaviour in the 1800’s, by assisting her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton in his ground-breaking study of the platypus in rural New South Wales. Their discoveries could turn the science world on its head when Charles is invited to present the findings at the prestigious Royal Society in England. Unfortunately he is unable to make the journey and Rose goes instead.
One hundred years later, Tamsin Alley, is given a mission to travel to the Hunter Valley and retrieve a sketchbook of debateable value that has been bequeathed to the Mitchell Library. But once she sees the book, Tamsin realises there is more to the book and begins an investigation.
This is an enthralling read which had me fascinated from the first to the last page.