The heartbreaking tale that everyone's talking about
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 * Vivid, haunting prose * Daily Mail * A read that champions the resilient human spirit. * Fabulous, Sunday Mirror * A harrowing adventure story that's informative as well as immersive. * Sunday Express * A hard read and not always enjoyable and or relaxing, but well worth it. I came away with a much greater insight and deeper understanding of the plight of refugees. Christy takes us through Nuri and Afra's detailed journey so beautifully that we experience every step with them and feel every heartbreak. -- Jenny Proudfoot, Features Editor * Marie Claire *
Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees. Her novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, is an international bestseller, selling well over a million copies worldwide and published in over 40 countries. The Beekeeper of Aleppo won The Aspen Literary Prize, runner up for The Dayton Literary Prize and won the Prix de l'Union Interallie for Best Foreign novel in France. It is currently being performed as a play, adapted by Nesrin Alrefaai, and Matthew Spangler for The Nottingham Playhouse, and touring the UK. Songbirds, her follow up novel, was a Sunday Times and international bestseller.