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The Butterfly Isles

A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals

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The Butterfly Isles by Patrick Barkham
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Description

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.

Author Biography

PATRICK BARKHAM was born in 1975 in Norfolk and is Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; Badgerlands, which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize, Coastlines, and Islander. He lives in Norfolk.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Granta Books
Pages
304
ISBN-13
9781783784585
Product ID
26877082

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