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Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as many other awards, Andrea Levy's SMALL ISLAND is a delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel ...Show synopsisWinner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as many other awards, Andrea Levy's SMALL ISLAND is a delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel of empire, prejudice, war and love. It has now been adapted into a major BBC TV drama. 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...Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in No Dust Cover jacket. Signed by the Author Type:...Very Good in No Dust Cover jacket. Signed by the Author Type: Fiction this copy is tight and the interior is clean of markings, flat signed by the author on the title page.
Description:Near fine original paperback with French flaps. Signed by author...Near fine original paperback with French flaps. Signed by author on full title page. Winner of the Orange Prize for fiction.
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Picador USA
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Description:As New. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) Unread...As New. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) Unread copy, clean, no marks, published simultaneously with hardcover, signed by author on title page.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed first edition of Orange,...Fine in Fine jacket. Signed first edition of Orange, Commonwealth and Whitbread prize winner. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it's a Tiffany egg.
Description:Very good. UK paperback first impression, issued simultaneously...Very good. UK paperback first impression, issued simultaneously with the hardback. SIGNED and DATED 10/10/10. VG with some general wear and some creases to spine. Headline Review 2004.
Description:Very good. UK PROOF, SIGNED to title page. VG with some general...Very good. UK PROOF, SIGNED to title page. VG with some general light wear including slight upward curl to edge of front cover. Headline Review 2004.
Description:Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author A very near fine book...Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author A very near fine book with very slightlly creased spine ends, in a near fine dust jacket with slight edge creasing and minor surface wear to the lamination of the flaps. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.
Jamaican imigrants move to England after WW II , hoping to find jobs and a better life, instead face racial and cultural discrimination. Each character's vioce is clear and distinct as the story progresses. I think this is Levy's first book. Wow!
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