The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Paperback)
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 20/02/2020
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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

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

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. 

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838770013
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A story of loss, love, resillience and hope. … it's impossible not to be moved.' - The Observer

'A redemptive tale of hope in the midst of shocking adversity.' - Irish Independent 

'A book of darkness and light, of horrors and hope, and of the true power of the human spirit.' - Culturefly

'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 

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

'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

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“Poignant, Provoking and Piercing”

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