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4.0 out of 5 stars Touching and beautifully written, 9 July 2010
This review is from: Brixton Beach (Paperback)
"Brixton Beach" by Roma Tearne is a touching and beautiful piece of novel. It journeys during the 1970's. This refers to the time when there was civil unrest at Sri-Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). The author shares the experience with readers. The central characters Alice and her mother Sita experienced the situation affecting the country. Alice's mother was a Singhalese and father Stanley was a Tamil. This created discontent and tension.

It takes a deep look at childhood during the schooling days and the close relationship with grandfather Bee. Bee was considered an exemplary person. He respected everyone for who they were. Sadly, as the situation escalated, Alice and her parents were left with no choice but to leave behind the native land and embark on a fresh life in UK. Life was not easy as they had little money, lived in very poor conditions and had few friends. It took a deep toll and changed their lives forever, which is very sad to read about. It moves forward to the present times, when Alice becomes a parent and the memories haunt her.

Brixton Beach recaptures a difficult time facing a country and uses characters to show what life was really like. It cannot be easy for the author to write a novel of this nature, as she experienced the situation herself. It has to be praised for the manner it is written, but it really stayed in your mind, as it so emotionally touching and sad to read.
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