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by Andrea Levy

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Author:
Andrea Levy
ISBN13:
978-0747211778
ISBN:
0747211779
Language:
Publisher:
Headline (September 22, 1994)
Category:
Subcategory:
Contemporary
ePub file:
1828 kb
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1651 kb
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
557

Andrea Levy in this book depicts an accurate portrayal of life for Caribbean families who migrated to England in. .The writing in this book prevents me from selecting any lines that stood out. I found it easier to select passages that as a whole would be more significant than lines.

Andrea Levy in this book depicts an accurate portrayal of life for Caribbean families who migrated to England in the 50's and 60's. She shows you the racism, the disfunction, the hardship but it's all told through a childs voice which makes it easier to bear and allows us to see the humor and the positive sides, not just the doom and gloom. The book has its funny moments and it's heart crunches but just like in life, they occur once every few mundane events later.

Andrea Levy in this book depicts an accurate portrayal of life for Caribbean families who migrated to England in.A man would help around the house only when asked but a man always emptied the bins. My dad was a man and he did what he thought was expected of him but couldn't understand when more was demanded.

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean

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The Long Song Levy Andrea Good Book ISBN 075538332x. She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Orange Prize 'Best of the Best'. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, won the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean. She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the.

The remarkable, emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, from the critically aclaimed Andrea Levy, author of the Orange Prize winning SMALL ISLAND and the Man Booker shortlisted THE LONG SONG. Better opportunity' - that's why Angela's dad sailed to England from America in 1948 on the Empire Windrush. Nor is it with Every Light in the House Burnin', the story of a Caribbean family living in 1960s north London, whose plot centres on the slow physical demise of the patriarch, the narrator Angela's father.

Nor is it with Every Light in the House Burnin', the story of a Caribbean family living in 1960s north London, whose plot centres on the slow physical demise of the patriarch, the narrator Angela's father

Nor is it with Every Light in the House Burnin', the story of a Caribbean family living in 1960s north London, whose plot centres on the slow physical demise of the patriarch, the narrator Angela's father. This touching story, an odyssey through the British health system, is intercut with anecdotal memories of Angela's childhood.

  • I can really relate, being from the same background as author.

  • Very detailed and authentic feel. Love going back in time and immersing myself in a story. Like her perspective and beliefs

  • Excellent

  • Oh no, not another sorry-the-vacancy's-been-filled tale of immigrant woe in post-War Britain, I hear you say. Well, that certainly wasn't the case with Small Island, the deserved winner of the 2004 Orange Prize, an ambitious, even-handed and moving look at life for Jamaicans in Britain during the War. Nor is it with Every Light in the House Burnin', the story of a Caribbean family living in 1960s north London, whose plot centres on the slow physical demise of the patriarch, the narrator Angela's father. This touching story, an odyssey through the British health system, is intercut with anecdotal memories of Angela's childhood. Written in a strongly autobiographical tone the novel oozes charm, is sensitive and humorous, but lacks just a little in substance. The experiences of Angela and her family could almost be those of any respectable working-class family of that time. They didn't differ much from my own - with one striking exception: the hurtful name-calling, sadly part of the rites of passage for many non-white immigrants to the UK and their offspring during that era.
    By the time that Andrea Levy had penned Small Island she had matured into a fine writer and that book remains one of the best to come out of the UK in recent years. This novel was early practice.

  • This book was pretty light reading after the most enjoyable "Small Island"

  • I enjoyed reading this book, however, I feel that they were so alone without a lot of family around them.