|Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo|
The best present I received on my first birthday in Kosovo was a hive full of bees. It was the starting point for a fascinating apprenticeship, the beginning of a journey through the country's finest food, and the first chapter of a book.
The book is published by Signal Books and is available on Amazon. It was Digital Book World's 'most iconic book' selection for Kosovo. It was featured on Radio 4's Excess Baggage and following that interview, I was interviewed by
Geraldine Doogue on Australia’s ABC Radio National. She described the book as being ‘about bee keeping, belonging and the business of politics but it’s also a book rich with history and recipes, and insights about language and learning.’ You can hear the interview online.
The Times calls it ‘a sheer delight; a beguiling, bittersweet story of a lively love affair with a traditional world, as ancient as apiculture, in transition to new nationhood’ (read the full review)