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The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read

(2003)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
An exciting event: a new collection of short stories by Susan Hill - elegant, poetic, intelligent and brave. The boy in The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read knows the language of books - he can read and write; the beekeeper is illiterate - but he knows the arcane names for the special tools of his trade. It's a fair exchange: the boy teaches him how to spell his name; and he teaches the boy the mysterious skills of working daily with his hands... The unspoken understanding of a gift exchanged, the death of a mother, the bonds of loyalty between sisters who will never 'tell' - Susan Hill's prose is so beautiful it can break your heart. She writes cracking dialogue, and has a unique sense of place, be it the English seaside or a seedy Russian hotel.

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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-7011-7596-6 / 978-1-84197-658-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

June 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 0-09-945895-0 / 978-0-09-945895-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: And Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: And Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: And Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-84283-968-3 / 978-1-84283-968-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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December 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read
Author(s): Susan Hill
ISBN: 1-84283-710-9 / 978-1-84283-710-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read (Storycuts)
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories
Author(s): Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA