Julia is reminded of Gilbert White's 'bee boy' as she encounters another buzzing boy. Julia Blackburn reads her own story.
The last of three stories about relationships between adults and children, drawn from real-life. The stories are written and read by Julia Blackburn, whose most recent book 'The Three Of Us' has won the 2009 Pen/Ackerley prize for memoir and autobiography. The stories have Julia's mesmerising delicacy of touch in the way they describe human relationships and her capacity to find the best in people while encompassing their frailty.
3. Three Buzzing Boys
When Julia meets Dominique she is reminded of naturalist Gilbert White's account of a young boy in the village of Selbourne. The boy sleeps by the hearth during the winter and wakes in the spring, going from hive to hive, eating honey, keeping live bees under his shirt, and buzzing with strange contentment.
Music: Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire by Eric Satie.
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