The Secret Life of Bees: The stunning multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey; poignant, uplifting and unfo
Sue Monk Kidd (Author)
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'I adored The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention Of Wings , which were both wise , charming and sensual ' SANTA MONTEFIORE
The Secret Life of Bees : The multi-million-copy bestselling novel ab out a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings .
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four years old. Now, at fourteen, she yearns for forgiveness and a mother's love. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh and unforgiving father, she has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant.
When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily chooses to flee with her. Fugitives from justice, the pair follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
'A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris' Daily Telegraph
'Charming, funny, moving' The Times
'Wonderfully written, powerful, poignant...read it' Joanna Trollope
What readers are saying about The Secret Life of Bees :
'One of the most poignant and heart tugging books I have ever read ' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
' Emotional and heart-breaking , yet full of hope and love . I laughed and cried equally through the book. This wonderful book will stay with me for a long time to come ' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'One of the best books I've read in a while. Touching, well-written, beautiful, full of expression , i nsightful ' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'A beautifully written masterpiece . I loved the writing, the descriptions, the humour sprinkled through the story . There was sadness and love , hope and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Headline Publishing Group
3 March 2003
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