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Could bees book win top literary prize?

30 October 2013 Last updated at 14:02 GMT

The winner of the UK's leading award for non-fiction books, the Samuel Johnson Prize, is being announced on Monday evening.

Six books are in the running and they cover a raft of subjects - including bees, Roman Britain and Afghanistan. The story of an Italian poet, a book about First World War cemeteries and a Margaret Thatcher biography also made the shortlist.

Nick Higham spoke to Dave Goulson about his book A Sting in the Tale.

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