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Below are some reviews for Matthew Oates’ last book In Pursuit of Butterflies:

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REVIEWS OF In Pursuit of Butterflies (Bloomsbury) by Matthew Oates

Oates … writes entrancingly, with the sunniest good humour. His book, with its old-school, loving erudition, is nature-writing of the sort that never goes out of fashion. The Sunday Times

This book is an infectious, instantly joyful love song to butterflies … Written in prose as delicate and enticing as the creatures themselves, this read will release your inner flutter — Miriam Darlington BBC Wildlife

A joy to read, bubbling with knowledge, enthusiasm and insight. Robert Macfarlane

… a memoir which is knowledgeable, cultured and a welcome throwback to a gently comic kind of English nature writing. The Independent

Oates is unquestionably authentic and his voice is vivid, witty and unapologetic … his writing is suffused with a love for the spirit of the English countryside. The Guardian

Lyrical, eccentric, charming and historical, In Pursuit of Butterflies is altogether unique. Butterfly magazine

One of the best summaries of why nature matters and how we should all care. Spectator

The writing is perfectly judged, combining a gift for story-telling and for conveying fact with an ever-present sensitivity and self-awareness. There is the author’s own poetry too, deeply felt and beautifully crafted. Rare Bird Alert

It reminded me of my childhood delight in butterflies – and indeed rekindled it. — Helen Hewett Cotswolds Life

When the weather turns stormy and the butterfly year is over I can turn to this book and be enchanted once again and dream of days to come next year. Pembrokeshire Life

He [Oates] writes with lyrical affection about the wonderful variety of British butterflies and moths… His enthusiasm is never less than inspiring. Daily Mail

It is his infectious enthusiasm as much as his deep knowledge that makes the book so worthwhile … He writes entrancingly, with the sunniest good humour. His book, with its old-school, almost loving erudition, is nature-writing of the sort that never goes out of fashion. The Sunday Times

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