A Sting in the Tale (The Birds and the Bees)

Dave Goulson

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world

As a small boy, Dave Goulson was obsessed with wildlife - from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets to his ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But it was the bumblebee that fascinated him the most. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee was driven to extinction in Britain by intensive farming practices. With ground-breaking research into these curious creatures, A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson’s passionate drive to reintroduce them to their native land.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

  • Vintage Classics
  • Published 5th May 2016
  • 320 Pages
  • 129mm x 178mm x 19mm
  • 240g
  • £9.99