bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Four Walls

A Greek island mystery that features bee-keeping has been shortlisted for a British foreign literature award. The book, Four Walls, was written by Vangelis Hatziyannidis and translated from Greek by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife. Envelope day is 1st May.

Shame on the cover designer who doesn't know the difference between a bumblebee and a honeybee.

Meanwhile the synopsis from Amazon:
Following the death of his beekeeper father, P Rodakis lives a solitary life in the old family house on a Greek island. He takes in a young fugitive woman and her daughter. Thanks to his father's secret recipe, they produce delicious honey that becomes highly sought after. P Rodakis is captured and imprisoned by a jealous monk who wants the power of the honey for himself. Rosa goes in search of her real father and incest and imprisonment become the themes explored in this powerful novel.



Blogger BeeHappy said...

It's really a shame in the country with almost 1.400.000 hives, a designer cannot see the difference of a bumblebee and a honeybee. In just 3 sec a google search for honeybee would return some thousands pictures.
I hope the story is better.

9:59 am  
Blogger BeeHappy said...

The Greek version has totally different cover.

1:38 pm  

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