The Daisy Chain
Kew Gardens 1771. Five strong women, trapped by Georgian convention, together rise to the challenges of espionage, smuggling and slavery to find happiness and freedom.
The Daisy Chain, an easy to read and fast paced historical fiction story about Kew Gardens in Georgian times, has been well-reviewed by grown-ups and young adults alike. It will particularly appeal to those who like a mixture of art, flowers, espionage, smuggling and slavery with a nice romantic mystery.
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A signed copy of The Daisy Chain makes a great gift for a grown up or young adult alike. Easy to read and pacey it also makes a great holiday book you’ll want to pass around..
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Paul Scott –
Set in the upper echelons of Georgian society the story takes the reader on a journey through espionage, tea smuggling and the slave trade. After meeting pre-eminent scientist Joseph Banks Daisy has to navigate her way through a complex plot and determine who she can trust and how she can help to stop a disaster.
Whilst well known to scholars, this period in history was a battleground between science, the natural world and empire, and the author manages to encompass all of this into a superb novel of mystery, adventure and romance, highly recommended.
Posy Lovell –
I absolutely loved The Daisy Chain which wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Part romance, part history book, part spy thriller, this charming page-turner ticks all my boxes! Swirling from the beauty of Kew Gardens to the opulence of the Queen’s chambers, to the dark underworld of Georgian England, the story kept me gripped throughout and the wonderfully drawn characters will stay with me. Blooming marvellous!
Manoli Olympitis –
What a great read! A really enjoyable romantic historical novel about the slave trade triangle in which the strongest characters are the nicely drawn female leads of both races. There is great dialogue, I was amused by the cameo appearances of Capability Brown, Gainsborough, Captain Cook etc., and the style of writing is interestingly visual.
Fleur Cowgill, –
A visual experience where every scene is alive with colour and vitality. It’s a rare treat to read a book about all of my favourite things – art, gardens, history, adventure and of course a sprinkling of romance. A satisfying, feel-good read.
Bernadette McLean –
Al the wordsmith has created a landscape that transports us through time and place, a triumph for the craft of the genius. The style and dialogue make it easily accessible and unputdownable, although I did not want it to end.