The Death of Bees

The Death of Bees

Summary

WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH BOOK PRIZE 2013

Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved.

Marnie and her little sister Nelly have always been different. Marnie leads a life of smoking, drinking and drugs; Nelly enjoys playing the violin, eating cornflakes with Coke and reading Harry Potter. But on Christmas Eve, the sisters have to join forces and put their differences aside. And when Lennie, the old guy next door, starts to get suspicious, it’s only a matter of time before their terrible secret is discovered.

Reviews

  • This vibrantly imagined novel, by turns hilarious and appalling, is hard to resist.
    Daily Mail

About the author

Lisa O'Donnell

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