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Author Orlean, Susan, author

Title The orchid thief / Susan Orlean
Published London : Vintage, 2000


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Description 350pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents Adaptation set: 1 DVD -- 1 novel -- 1 screenplay
Summary The Fakahatchee Strand, Florida, once a vast swamp awash with indigenous orchids, was plundered during the orchid boom of the 1890s. Its remaining plants, now fiercely protected by law, still attract the unwelcome attentions of thieves. John Laroche is one such self-confessed and convicted thief. Intrigued by newspaper reports of his trial, Susan Orlean followed Laroche on an enthralling exploration into the eccentric world of the obsessive orchid collectors; a subculture of aristocrats, enthusiasts and smugglers whose passion for plants is all-consuming
Notes Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Laroche, John.
Adaptation (Motion picture)
Nonfiction novel.
Plant collectors -- United States.
Plant collecting -- Florida.
Orchids -- Collection and preservation.
Nursery growers -- Florida -- Hollywood -- Biography.
Plant collecting -- United States.
Plant collectors -- Florida -- Hollywood -- Biography.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Author Jonze, Spike.
Kaufman, Charlie.
LC no. 00002125
ISBN 9780099289586 (paperback)
Other Titles Adaptation