A spellbinding story of forbidden love in the 1950s, now a major movie starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger
A secret love which has a whole town talking ... and a small boy very worried.
Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down.
Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can't keep his mother's friendship to himself. The locals don't like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie's world.
'Shaw's writing is lovely: elegant, subtle and haunting.'
- The Times
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd