‘A great adventure. Dripping with atmosphere and exotic life' – WILLIAM BOYD
This week’s giveaway book is The Plant Hunter by T.L. Mogford – set across two continents in Victorian times. We have three copies to be won. Here is the synopsis:
1867: 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.
So, are you ready to go hunting plants? Well, to win YOUR own copy of this new adventure book, simply tell us what your FAVOURITE type of plant is and WHY (in 25 words or fewer). Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book.
Entries close midday Monday 4 April 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.