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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

Solidly researched and skillfully woven, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's a strong reminder of how small-minded Europeans can be in relation to the people of their former colonies. I had no idea ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Set against the backdrop of World War 2 and its immediate aftermath, this is a story with universal appeal. Two couples – the Jamaicans Hortense and Gilbert Joseph and the British Queenie and Bernard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

Set in London just after the end of WWII and told via multiple narrators, the novel explores issues of race, sex and social class by focusing on two couples. Hortense and Gilbert Joseph, both blacks ... Read full review

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User Review  - reader68 - LibraryThing

Excellent novel focuing on the pre,during, and post World War II experiences of Jaimacan immigrants to Britain, and white communities they interacted with. Read full review

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User Review  - Iudita - LibraryThing

I suspect this is a book that is better to listen to than to read yourself. The audio production of this book was so well done. The narrators were excellent and the British and Jamaican accents added ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaebs - LibraryThing

I find this book hard to judge. It started well and came together nicely at the end. However most of the 530 pages really where four separate stories about four people whose lives happen to be linked ... Read full review

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User Review  - PriscillaM - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are brilliantly created by Andrea Levy and I could almost hear them speaking the words as I read the story. Haughty Hortense, loveable Gilbert ,( both from ... Read full review

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User Review  - 1morechapter - LibraryThing

Winner, Orange Prize 2004 Winner, Whitbread Book of the Year 2004 Winner, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2005 Andrea Levy wrote Small Island as a way to research her Jamaican parents’ immigrant ... Read full review

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User Review  - solinajoki - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. I love the way the author crafts her words. The various aspects of racism were really interesting as well as WWII in Britain for civilians. Read full review

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User Review  - mcorbink - LibraryThing

Good book, set back in wartime England, prejudice, Read full review


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