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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Hardback)

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A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019



'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



The Beekeeper of Aleppo



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.



'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

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Zaffre Publishing Publication Date: 02/05/2019 ISBN-13: 9781785768927  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens.

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Beautifully written, haunting tale. This is a beautiful book - starting with the cover and end plates and continuing with the story inside. It is about Nuri and Afra Ibrahim, who are originally from Aleppo. Nuri is a beekeeper with his cousin Mustafa, and Afra is an artist, they have a son called Sami. As their country becomes more and more war-torn; they make their escape, and journey towards a (hopefully) safer life. There are two story strands within the book, one covering their current situation and the other covering their life in Aleppo and subsequent journey. Each chapter interweaves the two strands, starting with their present day and blending (through beautiful plate pages with joining words) into the past. The book highlights some of the harrowing situations that refugees face, from the effects of war and the loss of loved ones to unscrupulous smugglers to drug dealers and child exploitation.

- 02/05/2019
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