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Enjoyable but forgettable
on 15 April 2014
Covering the transitional period in Jamaica's history - the end of slave plantations, gradual driving out of the white masters to full independence (not something I'd ever considered; you tend to think of abolition of slavery as a sudden overnight thing), this was quite an interesting read.
But somehow I failed to really care about July, our lead character, and although I quite enjoyed the read didn't find it anywhere near as memorable as Ms Levy's 'Small Island'.