Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Fiction, Anti-Racism, Poetry & Writing, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Politics & Philosophy, History & Biography, Peace & Human Rights,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order.

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

Small Island

by Andrea Levy
£7.99   paperback  Review (2004)

Small Island by Andrea Levy Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but with her husband, Bernard, not back from the war, what else can she do?
 
Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF to fight against Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself treated very differently. His wife, Hortense, too, when she joins him, is shocked to find London shabby, decrepit and far from the city of her dreams.
 
Andrea Levy handles the weighty themes of empire, prejudice, war & love with a lightness of touch and a generosity of spirit, exploring a point in England's past when the country began to change.

ISBN 13: 9780755307500 | ISBN 10: 075530750x