**£4.00** Small Island By Andrea Leavey (pre-used)
Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread. It is possibly the definitive fictional account of the experiences of the Empire Windrush generation. Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris, its enduring appeal will captivate fans of Maya Angelou and Zadie Smith.
It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but Queenie doesn't know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all. What else can she do?
Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself treated very differently. It's desperation that makes him remember a wartime friendship with Queenie and knock at her door.
Gilbert's wife Hortense, too, had longed to leave Jamaica and start a better life in England. But when she joins him she is shocked to find London shabby, decrepit, and far from the golden city of her dreams. Even Gilbert is not the man she thought he was...
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 40 mm
Condition Of The Book
"Pre-bookLOVED" is a new range of second-hand multicultural and Bilingual Adult and Children's books that we are now carrying to help those less able to afford new books and to help the environment. It also helps "Book Love" to keep going. All books have been donated by kind and generous members of the community! Thank you! Every Little helps!
This books has:
*No Damaged pages