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A Perfect Friend

The Life of Cumbrian Plant Hunter William Purdom

 

About this book:

  • ISBN: 978-1-910237-39-7

  • Available early November 2019

  • Price £18.00 + postage

  • 176 pages
  • Illustrated with 163 black & white photographs, drawings and maps

 

About this book:

Described as reticent, stubborn, courageous or endearing by those who knew him, William Purdom believed every worker deserved a
living wage. His social and environmental concerns about the impact of deforestation were years ahead of his time. He travelled to China
where he explored many areas new to Europeans and he had a special rapport with the Chinese. To him they were simply friends. As well
as searching for plants he carried with him photographic equipment and brought back unique images not only of plants but landscapes
and people. The Chinese people erected a memorial to him in the Purdom Forest Park, Xinyang.

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