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The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals Hardcover – 7 Oct 2010

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books; 2nd edition edition (7 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847081274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847081278
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.8 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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: He lives in London and Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

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