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Lady Eleanor Glanville 23 Jul 2009
Butterfly - small tortoiseshell butterfly
The life of the Lepidopterist 

Set in the ancient marshlands of Somerset, in the shadow of the English Civil War, 'Lady of the Butterflies' tells the story of Eleanor Glanville, the first English female lepidopterist.The daughter of a strict Puritan, her longing for colour and brightness lead her to a dangerous obsession with butterflies. During this period butterfly hunting was seen as a purely masculine pursuit, something no woman in her right mind would ever consider, as it could lead to accusations of practicing witchcraft and even necromancy. Jane is joined by author Fiona Mountain to discuss the life of lepidopterist Lady Eleanor Glanville.

Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain is published by Preface Publishing ISBN-10 1848091648

Save Our Butterflies Week 25 July - 2 August 2009
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