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The Butterfly Isles

A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals

The Butterfly Isles( )
Author: Barkham, Patrick
Illustrator: Macdonald, Helen
Publication Date:Jun 2011
Publisher:Granta Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

The race to find all 59 species of British butterfly over the course of one summer - a deftly written and hugely engaging blend of natural history, family memoir and travel.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Animals / Butterflies & Moths
Travel / Europe / Great Britain
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.9 cm
Author Biography
Barkham, Patrick (Author)

Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.


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