9781786330147

The Feather Thief: Beauty

Johnson, Kirk Wallace


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781786330147
Published: April 2018

Price: $35.00

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Who is Edwin Rist?

Genius or Narcissist? Mastermind or Pawn?

One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the British Museum of Natural History. Hours later, he slipped away with a suitcase full of rare bird specimens collected over the centuries from across the world, all featuring a dazzling array of priceless feathers.

Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when he first heard about the heist, from his fly-fishing guide. When he discovered that the thief evaded prison, and that half the birds were never recovered, Johnson embarked upon a years-long worldwide investigation which led him deep into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

A page-turning story of a bizarre and shocking crime, The Feather Thiefshines a light on our fraught relationship with the natural world's most beautiful and valuable wonders, and one man's relentless quest for justice.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781786330147
  • Published: April 2018
  • Number of pages: 380
  • Width: 15.3 mm
  • Height: 2.4 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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