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Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey Hardcover – Download: Adobe Reader, May 12, 2020
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'Beekeeping builds from lark to revelation in this carefully observed story of midlife friendship. Filled with humor and surprising insight, Liquid Gold is as richly rewarding as its namesake. Highly recommended.' -- Thor Hanson, author of Buzz, Thor Hanson, author of Buzz
'[B]oth humorous and emotionally affecting... Morgan-Grenville’s wry and thoughtful tale demonstrates why an item many take for granted should, in fact, be regarded as liquid gold.' -- Publishers Weekly, Publishers Weekly
About the Author
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1785786051
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Icon Books (May 12, 2020)
- Language: : English
- ISBN-10 : 1785786059
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Although by title it’s about the production of honey, its most fascinating narration is about the challenges the author, a middle age successful business executive, faces when searching for meaning for the rest of his life.
The journey is exquisitely detailed, at times with brutal honesty, but always lightness and humor that makes it a shear joy to turn the pages.
For those who want to understand how friendships between men develop and thrive, this book provides the chapter and verse. It clearly focuses the reader on the essence of that friendship.
Perhaps the most entertaining part of the book is the relationship between the author and his wife Caroline. The give and take banter between them is priceless, often forcing you to laugh out loud and leaving you to ask for more.
And lastly, the main subject of the book, honey; Sufficient information about the misadventures in the production of honey is given to provide a studied understanding and appreciation for the incredible work that honeybees do for us to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
And if you enjoy the delicious taste of honey this book will convince you to rush to your nearest farm stand, that offers locally sourced honey, and buy a jar.
You follow along these two attempt to prepare the setting for a new hive. At times this is definitely humorous as these friends seem like bumbling fools. You will ride along with these two as they buy the many things that are necessary and unnecessary to be ready for the arrival of their ne colony. As their knowledge grows so does their friendship and the beekeeping seems to provide to both something in their lives they are looking for to balance things out.
This is the second book I have read recently concerning beekeeping in England and in my opinion this one compared to Helen Jukes recent book on bees which I thought was a lot more technical. This was a nice read and humorous at times and still informative. If I had to pick one to recommend first this would be it. I received an ARC from Edelweiss and Ingram Publisher for a fair and honest review