Small Island (10th Anniversary Edition)

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Publish date: 2022-01-01

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Publisher: ម៉ូនូម៉ែន ប៊ុក

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Description:

The 10th anniversary edition of Andrea Levy's iconic, million-copy bestselling novel, with a foreword by Gary Younge.It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun.Gilbert Joseph was one of thousands of Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian, he finds himself treated very differently.He and his wife Hortense have come in hopes of a new and better life. But London, shabby and decrepit, is far from the golden city of their dreams.In desperation, Gilbert calls on a wartime friend for help. And Queenie Bligh, against her better judgment, takes them in.Her neighbours do not approve of her lodgers. But Queenie doesn't know when her husband will return, or if he will come back at all. What else can she do?In this delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel, Andrea Levy handles the weighty themes of empire, prejudice, war and love, with a superb lightness of touch and generosity of spirit. About the Author Andrea Levy was an English novelist, born in London to Jamaican parents. Her novels chronicled the experiences of the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain. She was one of the first black British authors to achieve both critical and commercial success. Her novel Small Island won several major literary prizes: the Orange Prize for women's fiction, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year award.Librarian's note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.