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0007557744
Paperback:The bees / Laline Paull:2015 Paperback The bees / Laline Paull
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Author: Paull, Laline
Year: 2015
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Fourth Estate, 2015
ISBN: 0007557744 9780007557745
Control number 0007557744
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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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Of our reading group 1/8 persons really enjoyed this. One with bee knowledge found it pretentious. There was a 'marmite' opinion on imposing human traits to bees. Not an attention grabbing book; although the author must have been fascinated by the life of bees.
27/06/19
LBWI
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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