The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE HUGELY ANTICIPATED SONGBIRDS. INCLUDES A FREE CHAPTER.

A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2020
A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019
WINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
THE READING AGENCY'S PICK FOR NATIONAL READING GROUP DAY
OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

'This is a novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In the midst of war, he found love
In the midst of darkness, he found courage
In the midst of tragedy, he found hope

What will you find from his story?

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape.

As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again.

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

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'This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power' Esther Freud

'A beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful; and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about. So I'm recommending this book to you' Benjamin Zephaniah

'This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolution' Daljit Nagra

'Powerful, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted' Choice Magazine
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 292g
  • Manilla Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781838770013
  • 30

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This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power Esther Freud
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This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power * Esther Freud * This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolution * Daljit Nagra * Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful; and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about. So I'm recommending this book to you * Benjamin Zephaniah * Vivid, haunting prose * Daily Mail * A read that champions the resilient human spirit. * Fabulous, Sunday Mirror * A harrowing adventure story that's informative as well as immersive. * Sunday Express * A hard read and not always enjoyable and or relaxing, but well worth it. I came away with a much greater insight and deeper understanding of the plight of refugees. Christy takes us through Nuri and Afra's detailed journey so beautifully that we experience every step with them and feel every heartbreak. -- Jenny Proudfoot, Features Editor * Marie Claire *
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About Christy Lefteri

Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. Her novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, is an international bestseller, selling well over a million copies worldwide and published in over 40 countries... The Beekeeper of Aleppo won The Aspen Literary Prize (for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture). It was the runner up for The Dayton Literary Prize and won the Prix de l'Union Interalliee for Best Foreign novel in France.
Her new novel Songbirds will be published July 6th in the UK and in the US and Canada on August 3rd.
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74,722 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 41% (30,519)
4 42% (31,214)
3 14% (10,752)
2 2% (1,738)
1 1% (499)
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