B2S Book Club July Pick: Tell It To The Bees by Fiona Shaw

Our June Books 2 Screen pick is Tell It To The Bees by Fiona Shaw (2009, Serpent’s Tail). You can listen to past choices over on SoundCloud.  We will be meeting on July 31st to discuss!

For those not in London please feel free to discuss the book/film below and we will post a recording of the group to post!

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.

It stars Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, and Gregor Selkirk.

It was directed by Annabel Jankel (Whitbred, Skellig). It was adapted by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth (Killing Eve, Dixi).

The film is produced by Motion Picture Capital, BFI Film Fund, Creative Scotland, Reliance, Entertainment Productions 8, Taking a Line for a Walk Productions, Archface Films, Riverstone Pictures, Cayenne Film Company, Twickenham Studios, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films and Film Constellation.

We always encourage you to support your local independent bookseller in purchasing the book and independent cinemas in your viewing!

Last month we discussed Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

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