Laline Paull shortlisted for the Baileys Prize!

A huge congratulations to Laline Paull, whose debut novel The Bees has been shortlisted for the coveted Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction!


The winner of the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on 3rd June

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Praise for The Bees

‘[A] gripping Cinderella/Arthurian tale with lush Keatsian adjectives’ Margaret Atwood

‘Beautifully written and unusual … Captivating … A brave and original story that highlights our modern environmental crimes, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the intricacies of bee world … Any book that changes the way we see our world surely deserves to be a success’ Sunday Times

‘Ambitious and bold … told with such rapturously attentive imagination … The tale zooms along with such propulsive and addictive prose … Few novels create such a singular reading experience.’ New York Times

‘One wild ride. A sensual, visceral mini-epic about timeless rituals and modern environmental disaster. Paull’s heartpounding novel wrenches us into a new world’ Emma Donoghue

‘This unusual and cunningly imagined thriller hurtles us through the very bizarre life and adventures of Flora 717 … Strangely thought-provoking’ The Times

‘A rich, strange book, utterly convincing in its portrayal of the mindset of a bee and a hive. I finished it feeling I knew exactly how bees think and live. This is what sets us humans apart from other animals, that our imagination can allow us to create a complete, believable world so different from our own’ Tracy Chevalier


Watch an exclusive video of Laline reading from The Bees at Waterstones Hampstead below:


The Bees

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