Tell it to the Bees

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Tindal Street Press, 2009 - Great Britain - 336 pages
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A secret love which has a whole town talking... and a small boy very worried. Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down. Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can't keep his mother's friendship to himself. The locals don't like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie's world.

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User Review  - Luli81 - LibraryThing

An unusual tale of love and loss told through three different voices: a ten year old child, his mother and their doctor, Jean Markham, set in a little British village in the fifties. Lydia, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

This is small town England shortly after the war. Lydia Weekes is helpless to prevent her marriage to loutish, philandering Robert from dissolving, but when Robert finally moves out--leaving her as ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Fiona Shaw lives in York. After giving birth to her two children, she suffered a postnatal breakdown. She wrote powerfully about her experience of the nightmare of depression in her best-selling non-fiction debut, Out of Me, shortlisted for the MIND prize.

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