Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (21 of 21)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,847,141 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 21
The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emp&hellip by Patrick Barkham
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Butterfly Ball, 15 Oct 2010
This is a very accomplished book which goes beyond just butterflies. Weaved through the pages of Barkham's butterfly hunt is personal narrative, natural history and travel writing. It is a hugely enjoyable, touching and funny book. And it contains a delectable cliff hanger: Will he manage to see all 59 British butterflies in just one summer? Throughout the book, I willed him to succeed. He took me to parts of Britain that I did not know existed but now want to see. He rekindled within me an interest in these curious creatures I too had loved when I was a child. I know Barkham, and I know he is a great writer. What I did not know is how much he loved butterflies. He has combined his two… Read more