Tell it to the Bees


Lydia Weekes is a beautiful young woman, although she hardly knows it. Her volatile ex-soldier husband ignores her & then he is gone completely, leaving her to support her son Charlie on her own. A secretive & perceptive schoolboy, Charlie is increasingly left to his own devices – until he befriends the town’s new female GP.

ISBN: 9780955647666 Author: Shaw, Fiona Publisher: Tindal Street Press Publication Date: 21st May 2009 Imprint: Serpent's Tail Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 336 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

A spellbinding story of forbidden love in the 1950s, now a major movie starring Anna Paquin and Holliday GraingerA secret love which has a whole town talking … and a small boy very worried. Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down. Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can’t keep his mother’s friendship to himself. The locals don’t like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie’s world.

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