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The Naturalist’s Daughter

If you like The Birdman’s Wife and Remarkable Creatures, you’ll love Tea Cooper.

A chance discovery sparks a chain of events that reverberates through the generations, uncovering secrets, lies and the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus.

1808: Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus. When Charles is unable to make the journey to present his findings to the prestigious Royal Society in England, Rose must venture forth in his stead. What she discovers there will change the lives of future generations.

1908: Tamsin Alleyn has been given a mission: retrieve an old sketchbook of debatable value, gifted to the Public Library by a recluse. But she finds there is more to the book than meets the eye … The deeper she delves, the more intricate the mystery becomes.

As the lives of two women a century apart converge, discoveries rise up from the past and reach into the future, with irrevocable consequences …

‘Tea Cooper is a force to be reckoned with in the Australian historical fiction genre.’—Mrs B’s Book Reviews on The Currency Lass

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