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    The Beekeeper of Aleppo: The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick

    Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten.
    ISBN: 9781838770013
    AuthorChristy Lefteri
    Pub Date20/02/2020
    Availability: In Stock
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    That Old Country Music

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