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It's All Here In Black and White

Advantages: Very readable
Disadvantages: I didn't want it to end!

...****************************************************** Update: 26th January 2005. It has just been announced that, in addition to winning the Orange prize, Small Island is also this year's winner of the Whitbread prize. It was judged to be "hilarious" - ...

weenawoo 02.12.2004 · Read full review
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A Small World

Advantages: Great characters, well-written and engaging
Disadvantages: None for me

...I had been meaning to read Andrea Levy's award winning Small Island for years. It had won the Orange Prize for fiction and the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year award in 2004. Whilst I have often enjoyed past winners, sometimes I haven't, and this do ...

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A large rock on a Small Island

Advantages: You may learn more than you thought you knew.
Disadvantages: None

This is a fiction book which could quite easily be non fiction. Based mainly in Britain, partly in Jamaica it encompasses the difficulties two couples from both of these Islands could have experienced during the post war period. There is laughter, lov ...

teacherofhooch 26.04.2005 · Read full review
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Small Minded Small Island?

Advantages: Historical details, clever method of narration
Disadvantages: Poorly developed, can be patronising

Andrea Levy's "Small Island" uses the recollections of four central characters against the background of the first wave of immigration from the Caribbean in the years after the Second World War to tell a story of racism, prejudice and, ultimately, hope fo ...

fizzytom 27.04.2006 · Read full review
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An excellent dramatic fiction on few people's lives during WW2

Advantages: engaging, storyline, also film on it, literature
Disadvantages: long, boring in parts

--Introduction-- Small Island is a dramatic novel written byh Andrea Levy set in Post World War Two and World War Two, following the lives of three main characters; Queenie, Hortense and Gilbert. The chapters vary but they are split into before and the ...

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