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    The Feather Thief: The Natural History Heist Of The Century

    £9.99
    vivid and arresting' The Times One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.
    ISBN: 9780099510666
    AuthorKirk Wallace Johnson
    Pub Date04/04/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages320
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD

    'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' The Times

    One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.

    Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide first told him about the heist. But what would possess a person to steal dead birds? And had Rist paid for his crime? In search of answers, Johnson embarked upon a worldwide investigation, leading him into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

    Was Edwin Rist a genius or narcissist? Mastermind or pawn?

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD

    'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' The Times

    One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.

    Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide first told him about the heist. But what would possess a person to steal dead birds? And had Rist paid for his crime? In search of answers, Johnson embarked upon a worldwide investigation, leading him into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

    Was Edwin Rist a genius or narcissist? Mastermind or pawn?

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