Buyer's Pick for April 2018: The Feather Thief

A true-crime tale from the strange subculture of men obsessed with Victorian fly-tying, of how a mild-mannered flautist broke into a natural history museum to abscond with a king's ransom of irreplaceable endangered bird skins. The theft is outrageous, the characters eccentric, the story a total page-turner, and we are treated to such vivid scenes from natural history as Alfred Russell Wallace standing on the deck of a burning ship surrounded by flaming birds of paradise.

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101981610
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - April 24th, 2018


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:30pm