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  • Published: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846147784
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

The Fly Trap


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Fredrik Sjöberg finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. This beguiling bestseller is his unique meditation on collecting hoverflies.

Fredrik Sjöberg finds happiness in the little things. Millions of them, in fact. This beguiling bestseller tells the story of his obsession with collecting hoverflies. It is also a unique meditation on life: living on a remote Swedish island, blissful long summer nights, lost loves, unexpected treasures, art, nature, slowness, and how freedom can come from the things we least expect.
I often return to The Fly Trap, it remains close to my heart. The minute observations from nature that reveal sudden insights into one's life.' Tomas Tranströmer
'Charming, witty and original.' Patrick Barkham, Guardian 
'Nature writing that can laugh at itself, a real tonic.'  Gregory Day, Sydney Morning Herald 
'Delightful . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjöberg writes with infectious passion.'Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times
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  • Pub date: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781846147784
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

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