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  • FEATHER THIEF : Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century

    FEATHER THIEF : Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century
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    ISBN: 9781786330147
    Title: FEATHER THIEF : Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Author: JOHNSON KIRK WALLACE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A page-turning story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless quest for justice.

    WHO IS EDWIN RIST?

    Genius? Narcissist? Felon? Mastermind? Pawn? Liar?

    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 Thief shines a light on our fraught relationship with the natural world’s most beautiful and valuable wonders, and one man’s relentless quest for justice.


    Imprint: HUTCHINSON PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $35.00

    • Price: $35.00
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