The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories

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Random House, Jun 27, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A young school boy visiting his aunt's country house finds company and friendship with the gentle beekeeper and begins teaching the man to read, so that it seems nothing can ever intrude upon their closeness. A young country girl fights against becoming a downtrodden domestic skivvy like her dead mother, while another young girl reaches a delicate understanding with an elderly blind man as they walk along the beach together. On another beach a more sinister plot unfolds as a gang of boys plans the most wicked deed.

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Grabbed this book fro the library when I was stuck in there during a storm. When I picked the book up I failed to notice that it was a book of short stories! Hence, as I turned to the second 'chapter ... Read full review

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Subdued stories that explore loneliness and loss. Bleak. C+. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Susan Hill‚e(tm)s novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewellyn Rhys awards, and the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is the author of 56 books. The play adapted from her famous ghost story, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989; it is also a major feature film. Her crime novels featuring DCS Simon Serrailler are currently being adapted for TV.

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough and educated at King‚e(tm)s College London. She is married to the Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells, and they have two daughters. Susan Hill was appointed a CBE in the Queen‚e(tm)s Diamond Jubilee Honours.

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