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The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read By Susan Hill

The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read
by Susan Hill

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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.
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The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read Summary


The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories by Susan Hill

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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The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read Reviews


"Hill can evoke a setting, convey the essence of a situation and let one see into the inmost hearts of her character in a paragraph or even a single sentence" -- Francis King * Spectator *
"Hill's sentences speak eloquently...the pleasure to be had from [these] stories lies in their carefulness: memories are exactly sustained, small gifts are valued, little words are listened to" * Guardian *
"Hill's stories evoke place, situation and complex emotions with enviable economy... Masterly" * Daily Mail *
"Simple and mesmeric prose" * Observer *
"These very strange, beautiful tales demonstrate a relentless capacity to surprise... The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read introduces many individual people who will continue to stare back at the reader long after the book is closed" * Times Literary Supplement *

About Susan Hill


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.

Additional information

GOR001211022
The Boy Who Taught The Beekeeper To Read: and Other Stories by Susan Hill
Susan Hill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-06-03
224
0099458950
9780099458951
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.