'Andrea Levy is the long awaited birdsong of one born Black and Gifted in Britain. Let her sing and sing and sing' Marsha Hunt (Marsha Hunt)
'An extremely powerful novel' (TLS)
'An interesting and touching book' (Daily Telegraph)
'Humorous and moving, unflinching and without sentiment' (Independent on Sunday)
'Levy's skill and cunning leave the reader shaken' (The Voice)
Andrea Levy is the long awaited birdsong of one born Black and Gifted in Britain. Let her sing and sing and sing (Marsha Hunt)
'The only disappointment is that after two hundred and fifty pages, it ends' (Literary Review)
'An interesting and touching book' (Sunday Telegraph)
An emotional debut novel, both funny and moving, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction
About the Author
Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents. She is the author of EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN', NEVER FAR FROM NOWHERE, FRUIT OF THE LEMON and SMALL ISLAND. Andrea was a judge in the 1996 Saga Prize for Black Fiction, and in the 1997 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her radio appearances, and readings at literary festivals, bookshops and libraries have helped her to build an enthusiastic following.
Andrea is the winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction.