Honey and Water

Michael Irwin

  • The Beekeepers by Peter Redgrove
    Routledge, 156 pp, £5.50, July 1980, ISBN 0 7100 0473 7
  • F for Ferg by Ian Cochrane
    Gollancz, 117 pp, £5.95, July 1980, ISBN 0 575 02862 9
  • Events Beyond the Heartlands by Robert Watson
    Heinemann, 241 pp, £6.50, July 1980, ISBN 0 434 84200 1

In the first chapter of Peter Redgrove’s novel we are introduced to a poet named Guy, who is about to read aloud some poems he has written about bees. He breaks off a meandering introduction to tell his audience:

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