The Beekeeper of Aleppo

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Bonnier Zaffre, 2019 - Beekeepers - 376 pages
"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. 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. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees. 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."--Publisher description.

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User Review  - Elainedav - LibraryThing

This is a fabulous book. It tells the story of Nuri and Afra who eventually leave Aleppo in Syria and attempt the journey to the UK to meet their cousin Mustafa. They have lost everything, their home ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

When Nuri was young, his cousin Mustafa taught him the ins and outs of beekeeping, and the two men joined to form a successful business. But civil war tore apart their country, Syria, the bombs ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens.

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