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Small Island
Small Island
Author: Andrea Levy
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780755307500
ISBN-10: 075530750X
Publication Date: 9/13/2004
Pages: 530
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
novel set mostly in World War II Britain, focusing on 4 characters--two born in England, two born in Jamaica but thinking of Britain as the "Mother Country;" portrays believable clash of cultures with well-rounded characters, flawed but likable; very funny in spots
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent novel. If you liked Zadie Smith's White Teeth, you'll love this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A story of Jamaican immigrants in post WWII London, this book looks at the unmet expectations of returning soldiers as well as the tarnished realities of a promised land. The author was born in England of Jamaican parents and writes with honesty and a "hole in the bucket" humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good WWII story and the problems of Jamaicans trying to make it in post WWII Britian
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An interesting look at post war London from the eyes of Jamaican immigrants. A really good book.
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