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The Beekeeper of Aleppo

(2019)
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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

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

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

"Courageous and provocative, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see." - Heather Morris

"This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today. It’s intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant, but very importantly it is accessible. I’m recommending this book to everyone I care about." - Benjamin Zephaniah


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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
ISBN: 1-984821-21-0 / 978-1-984821-21-8
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
ISBN: 1-78576-892-1 / 978-1-78576-892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
ISBN: 1-83877-001-1 / 978-1-83877-001-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
ISBN: 1-83877-040-2 / 978-1-83877-040-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Moving Testament to the Human Spirit
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Zaffre
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Moving Testament to the Human Spirit
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Moving Testament to the Human Spirit
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit
Author(s): Christy Lefteri
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU