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The Resource Small island, Andrea Levy

Small island, Andrea Levy

Label
Small island
Title
Small island
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of World War II the Joseph family arrives in London from Jamaica and Queenie, their white landlady, befriends them, until her racist husband, Bernard, arrives home from the front
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?.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
125631
Cataloging source
HWX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Andrea
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 780
  • 780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamaicans
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Small island, Andrea Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780312424671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
57967180
Label
Small island, Andrea Levy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780312424671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
57967180

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