The Beekeeper's Pupil

The Beekeeper's Pupil

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In 1766, at the age of fifteen, Francois Huber learns that he is going blind. As the darkness descends he sets his mind on an extraordinary scientific inquiry - into the violent and sexually competitive world of the bee. He teaches his manservant to observe in his place and together they document their astonishing findings, with extraordinary obsessiveness and insight. Set against a backdrop of the scientific and intellectual idealism of the Enlightenment, Sara George's fascinating new novel is a story of passion, knowledge and human limitations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747266638
  • 9780747266631
  • 2,173,302

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"Thoughtful, beautifully written, and wonderfully tender...another impressive achievement for George."show more

About Sara George

Sara George, the daughter of the writer of DR STRANGELOVE, is the award-winning author of the acclaimed THE JOURNAL OF MRS PEPYS, which serialised on BBC Radio 4's WOMAN'S HOUR. She lives in London.show more

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138 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 13% (18)
4 50% (69)
3 27% (37)
2 9% (13)
1 1% (1)
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