`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'
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
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.