a Honeybee Heart has five openings by Helen Jukes. Bee image by Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

a Honeybee Heart has five openings by Helen Jukes. Bee image by Chris Gomersall/2020VISION.

A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings by Helen Jukes*

Location: Blackwell's Bookshop, Westgate, Blackwell's Bookshop
The Westgate Centre
Oxford, OX1 1PE
A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings - Helen Jukes, author and beekeeper will be talking about bees and nature at Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate on Thursday 6th June, 7pm.

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A static map of A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings by Helen Jukes*

About the event

Helen Jukes is a writer, writing tutor and beekeeper. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is Helen's first book and recalls her first hive, which she kept while living in Oxford. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including Caught by the River, BBC Wildlife, Resurgence, the Junket and LITRO. She tutors on the creative writing programme at Oxford University, and also works with the Bee Friendly Trust, a London-based charity founded by beekeeper Luke Dixon to promote our understanding of honeybees and help nurture sustainable habitats. She lives in the Wye Valley.

“It’s a book as strange, beautiful and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings as bees in a hive. I loved it.” Helen MacDonald, author of H is for Hawk

“Beautifully written and timely” Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways

“Luminously honest and affecting…a gloriously gifted writer. A book that quietly, beautifully, rewired my heart.” Alex Preston, The Observer

“Finely written and insightful.” Melissa Harrison, The Guardian

“A mesmeric, lovely, quietly powerful book. A gentle but compelling account of the redemption that comes from relationship and attention.” Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

The Oxford Festival of nature is a 2 week events programme run by BBOWT and collaborative partners across the city of Oxford between the 25 May 2019 – 8 June 2019. There are so many events to come along to and learn about wildlife and nature around you. From comedy nights to children’s night-time safaris – there is something that everyone can take part in. For more information about the Oxford Festival of Nature visit our webpage www.oxfordfestivalofnature.org

*This event is organised by Blackwell's Bookshop




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Contact number: 01865 980380
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