Flower Hunters

20th Nov 2022

Mary Gribbon & John Gribbon

Love these 18th and 19th century naturalist and botanist stories. Each chapter concerns 1 person, all the 11 chapters are sequential over time from 1627 to 1911.

It is a story mostly of privilege with people from the aristocrasy, but they go through some hardships in their pursuit of plants.

One of my favourite books is the Orchid Thief. I thought this book might be similiar but it does not take the time to delve into the characters and create a rich story, it is more a history, still enjoable and you are taken back to another time.