`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'