The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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In 2016 and 2017 writer Christy Lefteri spent her summers volunteering in a centre for refugees in Athens. The stories she learned there, and the people she met, led to this novel of hope, love and survival. 
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 as we follow Nuri and Afra on their journey to find safety in the UK. 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. What will you find from his story?”
Join Global Book Club Plymouth to discuss this bestseller.
This free event is open to all. You can attend in person on campus or join the meeting online via Zoom. Email s.kay@blueyonder.co.uk for further information.
Zoom details: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82972890703?pwd=bmhrOGc4Z3JoSmdYY1JBOERwQVk2UT09 (Meeting ID: 829 7289 0703, Passcode: 962245)
An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by the University of Plymouth.
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