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Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group

Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group is a brand new program delivered online!

The purpose of this book group is to provide book lovers with a space to discuss a diverse range of books at a time and place convenient to them. Each month we will announce a new book, and all you need to do is read the book and join the discussion!

To join Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group:

  • Click on the below button to Visit Kingston Libraries Virtual Book Group on Facebook;
  • Click on the Join Group button.

Once you have requested to join the group, a library staff member will soon review and approve your request.

Please note: If you have not already, you will be required to sign into Facebook.

July Book

'The Beekeeper of Aleppo'
by Christy Lefteri

Blurb: In the midst of war, he found love
In the midst of darkness, he found courage
In the midst of tragedy, he found hope

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.

Afra has lost her sight, and so they embark on a perilous journey towards an uncertain future in Britain. As they travel, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is his beekeeper cousin Mustafa, who is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees.

Nuri and Afra set off through a broken world, on a dangerous journey in which they will confront the pain of their unfathomable loss, and in doing so find a way back to each other again.

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General Information and Conditions of Participation

This book group is moderated by Kingston Libraries staff. Rules for being a member are simple:

  • Please keep the tone of the conversation respectful at all times and the language family-friendly;
  • Kingston Libraries reserve the right to bar anyone who doesn't adhere to these guidelines.

All books will be downloadable from our BorrowBox eBook and eAudiobook collections. A new title will be posted at the beginning of each month and you will be able to borrow the book for 21 days.