Suffused with engaging family anecdote and the genial humour of a patient man, this is amateur nature writing at its happiest
The Times Review
Butterfly hunters dream of Camberwell Beauties or Queen of Spain Fritillaries. These fanatics are collector’s collectors, implacable in pursuit. But by the end of Patrick Barkham’s charming book you, too, will care about the differences between the Chalkhill Blue and the Silver-studded Blue, and the Skippers will be old friends.