In 1850 young Scottish tree-hunter John Jeffrey is dispatched by an elite group of Victorian subscribers to seek highly-prized exotic tree species in North America. An early letter home tells of a 1,200-mile transcontinental journey on foot. Later, tantalising botanical samples arrive from British Columbia, Oregon and California, yet early promise soon withers. Three and a half years after setting out, John Jeffrey disappears without a trace. Was he lost to love, violence or the Gold Rush?
Green Gold: the lost journals of John Jeffrey is my latest book, to be published with Unbound. You can become a book patron and pledge your support. The name of every patron (or giftee) will be listed in the book, and a range of tempting ‘rewards’ are also available. Hurry to secure your patronage before book editing is completed later in 2018.
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