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User Review  - Milda-TX - LibraryThing

such a good book! inter-connected stories, told by various characters. Impact of WWI and WWII, racial relations, imperialism. Starts out a little confusing, jumping between characters and through time, but definitely worth sticking with. Read full review

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User Review  - Kimaoverstreet - LibraryThing

A gripping novel, my favorite of 2010 so far! Told in 4 voices - 2 Jamaican, 2 English, Andrea Levy's well-woven tale deals with racism and relationships during and after World War II. The characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - msf59 - LibraryThing

I should just defer to Darryl’s (kidzdoc) excellent review! He nailed it perfectly! As you know I keep things much simpler, maybe it’s my blue-collar roots. This amazing novel follows two couples, one ... Read full review

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User Review  - kidzdoc - LibraryThing

This novel revolves around four primary characters: a Jamaican couple who moves to London in the first wave of postwar immigration from the West Indies in 1948, and an Anglo British woman who lives in ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Sometimes we readers find a book we love so much we can't put it down and end up reading it late into the night until we get to the end. Sometimes we find a book that we love so much we force ... Read full review

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User Review  - brenzi - LibraryThing

Andrea Levy's novel, set alternately in Jamaica, Great Britain, Burma and India during the years before and three years after WWII, tells a riveting story of love, racism, cruelty, immigration ... Read full review

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User Review  - kevinashley - LibraryThing

For once, a book where everything the blurb says about it is spot-on, and more besides. A book about change on many levels, the changes wrought on England, Jamaica and India by war and its aftermath ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmyers24 - LibraryThing

This book reveals a side of England in WWII that is largely unknown or denied. A Jamaican man is recruited by the motherland (England) into the R.A.F. but is treated largely as a second-class citizen ... Read full review

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User Review  - shihtzu - LibraryThing

The "small island" of the title could refer to Jamaica, to England, to Queenie's boarding house. What impressed me most about this novel is that just as you were feeling sympathy toward one character ... Read full review

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User Review  - herschelian - LibraryThing

Deserves all the plaudits it has had. A brilliant study of two strong women and the race relations in Britain post war. Read for the Bookgroup in 2005. Read full review


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