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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

This well-imagined, complexly constructed, and precisely detailed novel of two couples, one white and native English, the other black and native Jamaican is a vehicle for several themes. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

What a great story even though the most time I got very angry and therefore had to put it away often. The story is told from the view of four persons; two Jamaicans and two Britons. It jumps between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

I read this book when it first came out and just reread it with my Seminar in Historical Fiction students. I'm really happy that I chose it to close out the course. Levy tells her tale through as ... Read full review

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User Review  - raidergirl3 - LibraryThing

This was a winning book for the Orange Prize in 2004 and I can see why - readable, historical, big themes, great characters with plenty of flaws but realistic. Why the title, Small Island? Because I ... Read full review

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User Review  - lit_chick - LibraryThing

"There are some words once spoken split the world in two. Before you say them and after.” (497) So it is that the experience of WWII has split the world for the characters in Andrea Levy’s Small ... Read full review

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User Review  - amariedorsey - LibraryThing

Okay, it's an award-winner; expect it to be good. Very good. So good that I now want to research Jamaican RAFmen of WWII. And the "browning" of England. That's a clear indicator that this a good read ... Read full review

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User Review  - birdsam0610 - LibraryThing

Small Island was recently made into a television series. Like most book to TV/film adaptations, I haven’t seen it. I tend to reach for the book first, then look into seeing the show. Small Island is ... Read full review

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User Review  - vancouverdeb - LibraryThing

What a wonderful sweeping read! I so enjoyed this wonderful 2004 Orange Prize Winner. Small Island has four protagonists/ narrators. Each of them tells their story from their unique experiences and ... Read full review

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User Review  - RealLifeReading - LibraryThing

Gorgeous book. Read full review

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User Review  - PaolaM - LibraryThing

Beautifully written, witty, insightful, simply delightful Read full review


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