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, 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.
Author: Roger Morgan-Grenville
Publisher: Icon Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.10d
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Library Journal 03/27/2020 pg. 1
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About the Author
Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier in the British Army Royal Green Jackets from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the army he ran a small company importing kitchenware. In 2007-08, he helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes.