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Little Bee is a remarkable and special story which the author requests is not spoilt by revealing the plot before anyone has the chance to read it.
Nevertheless, I can say that (a) it is extremely funny and (b) a scene set on an African beach is shocking.
The story starts there, but the book doesn't. It is what occurs afterwards that is most important.
The book was given to me by a blogging friend and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to read this amazing story.
The author, Chris Cleave, writes in the front of the book ‘Please don't tell anyone what happens. The magic is in how it unfolds.
I have been given another Chris Cleave book, entitled Incendiary. If it’s as good as Little Bee, I can’t wait to start reading.