Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with. By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces.
Wryly humorous and surprisingly moving, Liquid Gold is the story of a friendship between two unlikely men at very different stages of their lives. It is also an uplifting account of the author’s own midlife journey: coming to terms with an empty nest, getting older, looking for something new.
|Publisher:||Icon Books, Ltd. UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
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Table of Contents
Prologue: 1969 xi
1 The Beginnings: May 1
2 The Beard: The following March 21
3 The Auction: April 43
4 The Ukrainian: Late April 65
5 The Referendum: June 83
6 A Pot of Honey: August 105
7 Tragedy: October 123
8 In the Bleak Midwinter: Late December 141
9 The Sting: The following April 157
10 The Kebab Van: May 173
11 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn: June 189
12 The Jackpot: August 201
13 The 77th Annual Honey Show: September 215
Epilogue: The Plight of the Bee, And How You Can Help 237
Glossary of Terms 249
‘A great book. Painstakingly researched, but humorous, sensitive and full of wisdom. I’m on the verge of getting some bees as a consequence of reading the book.'