And we selected a book! On Tuesday we held our first St Helen’s Church Book Club event. After considering several books we decided that the book that we’ll read over the next 4 weeks will be The Beekeeper of Aleppo. If you click the link below and order, the church will receive a small commission from Amazon.
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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.
Please remember that anyone can join our Book Club which will next be held on Tuesday 7th July at 7.30. At this event we will discuss The Beekeeper of Aleppo and select our next book.
We will post the event to the Events page and closer to the date we will release the Zoom invite – click the “Events” link to the left.
If Amazon is out of stock, check Amazon “New” or “used” options from other sellers through Amazon. Kindle is another option. Waterstones and Blackwells sell it as do many suppliers on eBay.
Can anyone join the Book Club?
Of course! The club has just started and, for the moment, we ask that you head over to our Book Club Events page on Facebook and indicate that you are interested or will be going to our next event – 7th July and we will send you a Zoom invite. Alternatively, you can always email Canon John on firstname.lastname@example.org