Kirk Wallace Johnson
Annie C says:
The history of naturalists and the feather trade, the hobby of fly-tying and the maddening burglary of a museum. I am awestruck by this whole story.
Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives, which were possibly linked to an obsession with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.
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