Book cover for Palace of Palms

Palace of Palms



10 June 2021
400 pages
Imprint: Picador


The most enthralling historical book I’ve read this year.
Teltscher skilfully brings to life the human story behind the growth of Kew and the creation of its extraordinary centrepiece. What's more remarkable, however, is her command of the details of the new technology that went into the construction of the Palm House . . . she makes such matters unexpectedly fascinating.
A fascinating and rip-roaring account of the building of one of the great – and experimental – glass buildings of the Victorian age.
A glorious green adventure story.