Honey and Dust : Travels in Search of Sweetness Paperback
After being seriously injured in a hit-and-run, Piers Moore Ede goes to an organic farm in Italy to recuperate.
There, a beekeeper shows him the magic of the beehive and Piers, depressed since his accident, realises that honey might be his salve and salvation.
This is the story of his quest to seek out the most wondrous honeys in the world, from the terracotta bee jars of the Lebanon to the clay cylinders of Syria.
Slowly his personal tribulations fall into perspective against the backdrop of the dwindling traditions of the honey-farmers.
Hunting wild honey from cliffs with Gurung tribesmen in Nepal, and in vast jungle trees with Veddah tribesmen in Sri Lanka, Piers draws close to the very origins of life.
But honey is the real luminary of "Honey and Dust" and it is by witnessing nature's astonishing healing powers that Piers finally finds his own sense of regeneration.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 21/08/2006
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780747579670
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Review by wyvernfriend
While occasionally I did feel a need for more information this is a gentle story of a love affair with honey and the search for the ultimate honey. While searching Ede also finds a path to recovery from a serious hit and run accident that takes his carefree sense of youth.It's interesting and I would like to try the different honey that he tries. Even if only once. Much of the story is quite gentle and there's a sense of wonder that never leaves.