Travel writers like to have a new hook on which to hang their jouneying. I have recently read one by a young lady who travelled New Zealand looking for the 'Last Real Kiwi Bloke' and Round Ireland with a Fridge is a title that conveys it all.
However, none compete with the sheer sense of wonder expressed by Patrick Barkham in his The Butterfly Isles, sub-titled A summer in Search of our Emperors and Admirals.
Even if you have not the slightest interest in butterflies, it may still be worth calling in and reading what a host of others have said about this surprising little book.
It might be the present for someone who has everything.