His Imperial Majesty M. R. Oates

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Matthew Oates has spent 50 years trying to unravel the Purple Emperor’s secrets. Many mysteries remain unsolved, but enough are revealed in this book to enable experts and non-experts alike to go out in search of a butterfly that thrills and enthrals all who encounter it. This is a good-news species, at a time of massive wildlife decline. And this is a joyous – often rapturous – account, written in plain English, as a labour of love.