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There's only room for one Queen Bee: A hilarious and touching novel about the social world of school mothers.

It's the start of another school year at St. Ambrose. While the children are busy in the classroom, their mothers are learning sharper lessons. Lessons in friendship. Lessons in betrayal. Lessons in the laws of community, the transience of power...and how to get invited to lunch.

Beatrice — undisputed queen bee. Ruler, by Divine Right, of all school fundraising, this year, last year, and, surely, for many to come.

Heather — desperate to volunteer, desperate to be noticed, desperate to belong.

Georgie — desperate for a cigarette.

And Rachel — watching them all, keeping her distance. But soon to discover taht the line between amused observer and miserable outcast is a thin one.

THE HIVE is a wickedly funny and brilliantly observed story about female friendship, power plays, and the joys and perils (well, mainly perils) of trying to do one's part.

About the Author

Gill Hornby is a writer and journalist. She lives with her husband, Robert Harris, and their four children, in Kintbury, Berkshire (UK). The Hive is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316234795
Author:
Hornby, Gill
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.58 lb

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