The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals (Paperback)Patrick Barkham (author)
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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
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
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