[DWJ] Chalice

Helen Schinske hschinske at aol.com
Wed Apr 22 12:33:03 EDT 2009

_The Keeper of the Bees_ is one of the books that I always read over and 
over at my grandmother's house. As with all of Gene Stratton Porter's books, 
the psychology is a bit creepy here and there (and she throws in weird 
dietary theories, too -- probably other eccentricities I don't recall at the 
moment), but it's certainly an interesting story, with a strong sense of 

Helen Schinske

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jenny Schwartzberg" <schwartzbergj at newberry.org>
To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Chalice

>I don't offhand remember a DWJ reference to telling the bees the news, but 
>in Elizabeth Goudge's Linnets and Valerians, they do tell the bees the 
>news, and the 1925 novel, The Keeper of the Bees, by Gene Stratton-Porter, 
>goes into great detail on bee-keeping and talking to the bees.  It's also a 
>great story if you can locate a copy in the UK.
> Yours,
> Jenny Schwartzberg

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