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`Engaging and idiosyncratic ... Readers will be astonished by details of the teeming natural world that we so blindly inhabit' -- Margaret Drabble, Daily Telegraph
`A beguiling book ... in a vivid, adept, unapologetic voice, Barkham wonderfully catches the spirit of these ethereal creatures' --Richard Mabey, Guardian
`A charming book ... The Butterfly Isles goes a long way to explain the delights of obsessive natural history' --Richard Fortey, Financial Times
`Suffused with engaging family anecdote and the genial humour of a patient man, this is amateur nature writing at its happiest' --The Times
`An engaging account ... Barkham combines the patience and eye for detail of the naturalist with a vivid writing style'
--Sunday Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
PATRICK BARKHAM was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/patrickbarkham He lives in London and Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.
Recommended by a friend - every bit as good as anticipated - the butterfly information is first class coupled with interesting travels abput tracking every species in UK. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rev. G. Smith
As a child I was fascinated by butterflies, and still am, but I wasn't quite sure how I'd get on with a book about somebody else's interest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Careful Shopper
Wonderful account of a summer adventure round Britain, introducing all our butterflies from the familiar to the rare.Published 6 months ago by Busy Lizzie
This is a really lovely book. It allows the reader to learn so much about butterflies in a gentle way. I would also like to recommend his DVD which complements the book.Published 7 months ago by Felix
Good combination of story telling with knowledge & love of British butterflies.Published 12 months ago by A. P. Wilson