The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals (Paperback)
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The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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Written with a delicious lightness of touch and joie de vivre, The Butterfly Isles recounts Barkham’s gleefully idiosyncratic quest to track down all fifty-nine species of butterfly in the United Kingdom. A winningly witty travelogue peopled by marvellous eccentrics and stunning scenery, this truly is a modern classic of nature writing.   

Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months, while other ephemeral creatures only fly for three days. Several are virtually extinct.

This bewitching book charts Patrick Barkham's quest to find each of them - from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper - in one unforgettable summer. Wry, attentive, full of infectious delight and curiosity, written with a beautifully light touch, The Butterfly Isles is a classic of British nature writing.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783784585
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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“A charming account of a great butterfly hunt”

The author's premise in this modern classic of nature writing was his quest to see all of Britain's butterfly species in the course of one year. (I read this just before "The Orchid Hunter" - a... More

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