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.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 189.5 x 29.7mm | 376.49g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747270414
  • 9780747270416
  • 1,562,074

About Sara George

Sara George is the award-winning author of the acclaimed THE JOURNAL OF MRS PEPYS, which was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She lives in London.
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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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