The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant:
the new novel from Kayte Nunn
Published 28 May 2019
A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story.
I’ve loved books since I was young enough to curl up and escape into their magical worlds. To be able to create characters and settings that feel real to me and my readers and weave stories around them is the greatest privilege. For me, the starting point of a story is often an image, perhaps a person or several people in a landscape and I write to discover what has happened to them and what is about to happen.
Two incredibly likeable, headstrong heroines . . . watching them flourish is captivating. With these dynamic women at the helm, Kayte weaves a clever tale of plant treachery involving exotic and perilous encounters in Chile, plus lashings of gentle romance. Compelling storytelling
“The riveting story of two women, divided by a century in time, but united by their quest to discover a rare and dangerous flower said to have the power to heal as well as kill. Fast-moving and full of surprises, The Botanist’s Daughter brings the exotic world of 19th century Chile thrillingly to life.”
“I loved The Botanist’s Daughter. I was transported to the 1880s and Chile, to contemporary Sydney and Kew. A gripping, warm-hearted read.”