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The launch of Jonathan Bradley's new book Papiliones

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The Clifton Club

22 The Mall

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Jonathan Bradley warmly invites you to the launch of his new book Papiliones on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at The Clifton Club, Bristol.

Doors open at 2.45pm and the event will begin at 3pm with an introduction followed by readings and questions to follow and will end at around 4.30pm. Guests will be offered tea and biscuits. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

About the book:

“These poems are more than a delight: they help us to realise the importance of our relationship with butterflies and with wider nature...” - Matthew Oates, National Trust and The Times specialist on nature, butterfly expert and author of 'In Pursuit of Butterflies'

Butterflies are part of the poetry of nature. They conjure up images of spectacular yet delicate beauty, a flash of colour as the wings beat quickly on the breeze, a brief vision of a creature which is so very special to so many. Our fascination with them never ceases and butterflies have been studied and explored by artists and writers for centuries, including in poems by the likes of Wordsworth and Keats, in paintings, sculpture, music and theatre.

Papiliones by Bristol poet Jonathan Bradley is a collection of poems inspired by butterflies, as well as the stories behind their often unusual and exotic names, and colour photographs.

In this charming collection, the poems evoke both the colourful lives of these lovely insects and the emotions that they arouse in us. Each poem is unique, frequently inspired by the unusual scientific names given to them, which are often poetic in themselves. The poems lead the reader on a journey of discovery of these delicate creatures, each poem and each butterfly a new delight.

With humour, close observation and a passion for his subject, author Jonathan Bradley draws us into the beautiful world of the butterfly in Papiliones, which is due for release on 2nd December 2017.

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