Book Discussion: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
The book of the evening is The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson.
“One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —Christian Science Monitor
Strange niches of history. Obsessives who refuse to adhere to the law. A writer who stumbles upon a story that becomes an obsession in its own right. All these elements combust to create Johnson's investigation into the theft of 299 rare bird skins from a British natural history museum. Clever, informative, and sometimes endearingly bumbling, this mix of natural history and crime opens up new worlds. You'll never look at a stuffed bird the same way again. —Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review
Come along and take part in our lively discussion. Newcomers welcome.
€ 5 /3 erm./FV 2
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