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Roger Morgan Grenville: Liquid Gold

Roger Morgan Grenville: Liquid Gold

Book Tickets

Thursday 30 Apr 20207:45pm Book Now (POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBC) (Not Open for Sale)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents


Liquid Gold; Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey

Thursday, 30th April at 7:45pm

The Oundle Suite, Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA

Tickets: £8/£6

Early bird £1 off before 23rd April

After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance; they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges.

Coping with many setbacks along the way – stings are not even the half of it - 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.  

'Beekeeping builds from lark to revelation in this carefully observed story of midlife friendship. Filled with humour and surprising insight, Liquid Gold is as richly rewarding as its namesake. Highly recommended.' - Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the army he ran a small company developing kitchenware. In 2007, he helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes. This is his fourth book.