The Resource Small island, Andrea Levy

Small island, Andrea Levy

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Small island
Title
Small island
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Levy
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmer's daughter, befriends Gilbert, and later Hortense, with innocence and courage, until the unexpected arrival of her husband, Bernard, who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve
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Title
Small island
Creator
Summary
Returning to England after the war Gilbert Joseph is treated very differently now that he is no longer in an RAF uniform. Joined by his wife Hortense, he rekindles a friendship with Queenie who takes in Jamaican lodgers. Can their dreams of a better life in England overcome the prejudice they face?.
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Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2005.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2005.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2004.
  • Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 2004.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 2004.
Awards note
  • Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2004.
  • Winner of the Whitbread book of the year 2004.
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125631
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
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780
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Andrea Levy
Small island, Andrea Levy
Label
Small island, Andrea Levy
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Headline Book Publishing, 2004
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 440)
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
2nd Picador ed.
Extent
441 p.
Isbn
9780312429522
Isbn Type
(paper)
Note
cat13
System control number
  • ocm460059059
  • 694854
  • (OCoLC)460059059

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