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The International Number One Bestseller, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Kite Runner.
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live happily in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens and they are forced to flee. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.
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.
Closing date: 25/10/2020
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Manilla Press an imprint of Bonnier Books Ltd
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
|Publication date:||20th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Manilla Press an imprint of Bonnier Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Christy Lefteri was born in London in 1980 to Greek Cypriot parents who moved to London in 1974 during the Turkish invasion. She completed a degree in English and a Masters in creative writing at Brunel University. She taught English to foreign students and then became a secondary school teacher before leaving to pursue a PhD and to write. She is also studying to become a psychotherapist.More About Christy Lefteri