Where to start, negatives first.
Some grammar in this book was terrible, as was some spelling, my biggest gripe is I failed to see what the title had to do with the story in this book.
Having grown up in the times the title professes to speak about I was expecting to read an account of the groups in the title.
ie. How it was for Irish, black people to gain accommodation , access jobs, how friendship were forged, even how one group (Irish) were quite relieved once the black people started coming to England as it took a little, not a lot, but a little pressure of them.
I carried on reading as I found the subject matter was a credit in itself a story that needed to be told even if it claimed to be fiction.
Positive: A very good read found myself hoping that Orla would wake up and realise that living the life of a slut was not good.
Also there must be thousands of women with a story to tell at the hands of men who hide behind the cloth.
another title a better book.