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The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: And Other Stories Audiobook

The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read: And Other Stories

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Publisher's Summary

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. 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 plan the wicked deed.

Includes:

  1. The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read
  2. Father, Father
  3. Need
  4. The Punishment
  5. Moving Messages
  6. Sand
  7. Elizabeth
  8. The Brooch
  9. Antonyin's

    ©2012 Susan Hill (P)2012 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Amazon Customer Gillingham, United Kingdom 09/04/2013
    Amazon Customer Gillingham, United Kingdom 09/04/2013 Member Since 2014
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    I stupidly didn't realise that this was a short story book, but thought I'd try it out as I generally like short stories, however I found the stories and the narrator pretty non descript. Very disappointed as I was expecting more oomph from Susan Hill (not sure if they were all written by her).

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