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Everyone is Reading - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice


If you’ve read this year’s Everyone is Reading selection, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King, you may be interested in learning more about Sherlock Holmes, beekeeping or the impact of World War 1 on British women. Check out the following websites. Follow that curiosity!

 

 

Sherlock Holmes on Wikipedia

Has the Beekeeper’s Apprentice piqued your curiosity about Sherlock Holmes?  Sherlockians are a devoted group. They have written on almost every Sherlock topic imaginable on this Wikipedia page. Find out about the inspiration for the character, Sherlock Holmes, or the story of his life, or the means of detection he used.  Learn how a fictional character influenced the detective novel and forensic science. Then there are the lists! Lists of his works, related works or stage and screen adaptations and more. Check it out the Sherlock Holmes Wikipedia page, then borrow one of our Sherlock Holmes mysteries for a wonderful bit of storytelling!

 

Beekeeping Association of New Hampshire

Beekeeping Association of Vermont

Interested in becoming a beekeeper or learning more about these essential pollinators? Connect with others who are also fascinated with bees.  Both New Hampshire and Vermont have beekeeping associations. Find a local beekeeping club, take a course, attend a workshop or read about ongoing research. Gardeners can find plant lists to attract bees. Whether you are just curious or a dedicated hobbyist, these two associations are the “go to” places for local bee information. Catch the buzz!

 

Women on the Home Front in World War One

What was the enduring impact of the World War1 on women's lives in Britain? Prof. Joanna Bourke (Professor of History at Birkbeck College) discusses this topic in a fascinating article on the BBC website. “Did World War One actually improve women's lives in Britain? At the time, many people believed that the war had helped advance women politically and economically”, she begins. Read the article and to explore the topic further, find a bibliography and links to other resources.