Dec 19, 2020

rises to number 2 on the UK Bestseller List

Christy Lefteri’s The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Ten months after its paperback publication The Beekeeper of Aleppo has risen back up to number 2 in the UK top ten bestsellers list this week. Since its initial hardback publication in May 2019 the book has enjoyed enormous acclaim, popularity and awards.

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Published by Bonnier Zaffre it tells the story of a family fleeing the war in Syria and was inspired by Christy’s volunteer work in Athens where she met refugees from all over the world and heard their stories. The book been sold into over thirty territories and was published in the US by Penguin Random House. Winner Of The Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020 it was also a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice 2019 and a Richard & Judy Book Club Choice 2020 and was a recent runner up for The Dayton Literary Peace Prize

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