• A scholarly and captivating excursion into the history of natural history, further enlivened by vivid portraits of some of the butterfly enthusiasts of the past

    Michael McCarthy, Independent
  • Never again will this reader, at least, take a butterfly for granted… Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, Rainbow Dust is a truly marvellous book

    Sophia Waugh, 5 stars, Telegraph
  • In Peter Marren Britain’s butterflies have found their champion. Is Rainbow Dust worth a flutter? Oh, absolutely

    John Lewis-Stempel, The Times
  • [A] superbly distilled statement on our national obsession with butterflies

    Mark Cocker, Spectator
  • Whether you know a lot or a little about butterflies, this is an essential read

    Peter Forbes, Independant

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