Roger Morgan-Grenville, part-time business development director and former managing director of housewares supplier Dexam, launched his latest book at a crowded branch of Waterstones in Islington last night (Wednesday, February 26).
Roger told www.HousewaresLive.net: “‘Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey’ is a highly topical book on the adventure of beekeeping, bees and honey, which has been published by Icon Books. It will also be serialised in the ‘Daily Mail’ and will feature in ‘The Daily Telegraph’.”
Icon Books said: ‘After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger 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.’
Chris Stewart, the author of autobiographical books including ‘Driving Over Lemons’, described ‘Liquid Gold’ as ‘A great book. Painstakingly researched, but humorous, sensitive and full of wisdom.’
Thor Hanson, the American conservation biologist and author of ‘Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees’, said: ‘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.’
The link to buy ‘Liquid Gold’ from Amazon is:
The book is on general release from March 5.