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0007557728
Hardback:The bees / Laline Paull:2014 Hardback The bees / Laline Paull
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Author: Paull, Laline
Year: 2014
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Fourth Estate, 2014
ISBN: 0007557728 9780007557721
Control number 0007557728
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Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey, and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. But Flora is not like other bees. Despite her ugliness she has talents that are not typical of her kin. While mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is removed from sanitation duty and is allowed to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous. But enemies are everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police to the high priestesses who jealously guard the Hive Mind. And when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all her instinct to serve is overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce love that will lead to the unthinkable.
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Reading Group review. About half the group either couldn't get into the book or didn't like it even though they finished it. The others enjoyed and looked at the Bees in other contexts - were they part of a cult? We were reminded of nuns and convents and the desire to survive. For those who enjoyed it, it was a book they would probably not have read if it had not been a Reading Group choice.
23/11/17
Reading Group Shropshire
Shropshire
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0007557779
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Paperback:The ice:2018 Paperback
Author: Paull, Laline
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: 4th Estate
356 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Large print:The bees:2015 Large print
Author: Paull, Laline
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Classification: FIC
Publisher: ISIS
1 volume (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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