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Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE

From the moment Alma Whittaker steps into the world, everything about life intrigues her. Instilled with an unquenchable sense of wonder by her father, a botanical explorer and the richest man in the New World, Alma is raised in a house of luxury and curiosity. It is not long before she becomes a gifted botanist in her own right. But as she flourishes and her research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction – into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical.

The Signature of All Things soars across the globe of the nineteenth century, from London and Peru, to Philadelphia, Tahiti and beyond. Peopled with extraordinary characters along the way, most of all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

alrunprice ,

The Signature of All Things

Maybe not an easy read. I found it hard work at times. But worth hanging in there. It's encouraging and inspiring.

Stephtravelwriter ,

History, nature and science

A wonderful, historic read that takes us on a journey of extremes, natural science and discovery. THE life of Henry Whittaker is fascinating. I could not put this book down and with the hint of eroticism threaded through, the book keeps you alive and feeling slightly mischievous. Brilliant book with delightful prose and mindfully crafted.

Dame Tab ,

Beautifully Told Story of an Extraordinary Life

This book had everything that I love about an engaging and engrossing novel. An imperfect, complex and immensely admirable female protagonist. Set against an exceptionally well researched and fascinating historical background. Science, ocean voyages and moss.

Just read it and savour every wonderful minute.

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