Tell it to the bees /
Fiona Shaw.
Birmingham [England] : Tindal Street Press, c2009.
336 p. ; 22 cm.
0955647665 (Paper), 9780955647666 (Paper)
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Birmingham [England] : Tindal Street Press, c2009.
0955647665 (Paper)
9780955647666 (Paper)
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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.
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Set in the 1950s, when patients sat in front of a doctor's home fire in a carpeted waiting room, abortion was illegal and sexual freedoms were a source of scandal, this is the story of a tender relationship which develops between a beautiful but unhappy young woman and the female GP of her son. Their secret passion, however, soon invites suspicion from malevolent and vindictive family members, threatening the safety of her son.

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