Originally printed in 1885, this delightful little tome now boasts a 1988 introduction by Laurence Mound, the then Keeper of Entomology at the British Museum of Natural History.
Author Vincent Holt reminds us that "there are insects and insects." He provides us with stories, recipes and philosophy regarding his beloved subject.
Consider slug soup or moths on toast for your next friendly get together 'Them insecs (sic) eat up every blessed green thing that do grow and us farmers starves' 'Well eat them, and grow fat!' '