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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
"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 recieved as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmers 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." From the book jacket
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-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Andrea
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
780
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6112.E889
LC item number
S63 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamaicans
  • Immigrants
  • London (England)
  • Racism
Target audience
adult
Label
Small island, Andrea Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19884180
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780312424671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005298527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57967180
Label
Small island, Andrea Levy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19884180
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780312424671
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005298527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)57967180

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