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Title: Aust Writers Centre WIN 1/3 Copies ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri
Post by: oldfellow on Thursday 16 May 2019, 08:27:18 am

WIN ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri


This week, we have three copies of powerful new novel The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri to give away.

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees.

As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all – and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face – they must journey to find each other again.

This debut novel is already receiving rave reviews. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.

For your chance to get your hands on a copy, tell us why YOU would love to add this book to your collection (in 25 words or fewer). Our favourite three entries will win!


Entries close midday 20 May 2019, Sydney/Melbourne time.


(NOTE: If you win, we’ll contact you via email. Winners must acknowledge their win and provide a sending address within 7 days of notification or they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen.)