Australian Red Cross book group: The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Please note: This is an online event.
In 2021, Readings is partnering with the Victorian International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee of the Australian Red Cross to host a book club on the laws and impact of war. The book club meets online on the last Wednesday of every second month throughout 2021.
Join us and award-winning author Christie Lefteri, to discuss her international bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo. We will also hear about Lefteri’s new book Songbirds that is due out on 8th July.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo tells the story of Nuri, a beekeeper, and his wife, Afra, an artist. They live happily in Aleppo, until their lives are uprooted and they are forced to flee. They embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own loss, but the dangers of their perilous journey. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.
International humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the laws of war, is the body of law that applies during war to protect those who are not, or who are no longer participating in hostilities, and that seeks to limit the means and methods of warfare. Find out more by visiting the website of Australian Red Cross.
This event is online and ticket entry is $5 per person, which is redeemable off purchase of the book when purchasing in store or online from the Readings website. Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they book their ticket. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. when purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital ticket at the counter to receive the discount.
How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings
This event commences online at 7pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.
To book for this event, you must provide your email address.
To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed a unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.
All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.
You do not need to have a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.