The Orchid Outlaw by Ben Jacob


Authors
Ben Jacob
ISBN
9781399802284
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320

LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE RICHARD JEFFERIES AWARD

'One man's fascinating mission to save the great British orchid' Mail on Sunday

'Noble work in a time of great change' New Statesman

Ben Jacob is the Orchid Outlaw. In the dead of night, armed with a torch and a trowel, he risks everything, climbing into building sites to rescue Britain's rarest flowers from extinction. At once a memoir, a natural history and an inspiring manifesto for a better future, The Orchid Outlaw shows how we can all save our disappearing natural world, one plant at a time.



'A vivid love letter to Britain's orchids . . . Ben Jacob breaks all the rules with enormous success' FRANCIS PRYOR

'Unorthodox and precious' Financial Times

'Enchanting' Country Life

'A fearless battle and a lifelong passion . . . find out why Ben Jacob has risked heavy fines and even prison to save our endangered orchids' Observer
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