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

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Random House, Jun 27, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
16 Reviews
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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Review: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: and Other Stories

User Review  - ✟ℜoxanne✟(Death by ▀ook Avalanche) - Goodreads

Well...I finished it but I didn't enjoy it. I found the collection of short stories to be very depressing and once I had finished each one I felt like I had missed the point completely. I just didn't ... Read full review

Review: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: and Other Stories

User Review  - Matt Hunt - Goodreads

Simple, comfortable, remarkable and odd. Reading this collection of short stories was like sitting by the fire with a mug of tea in a old woollen jumper on a snowy winters day. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

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