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The Long Song

Levy, Andrea

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ISBN 10: 0755359402 / ISBN 13: 9780755359400
Editore: Headline Book Publishing, London, 2010
Usato Condizione: VG+ Hardcover
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308pp. Written by the author of the award-winning 'Small Island'. This is a story set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. Book A fine copy. No D\W. Size: 9.5" x 6.2". Codice inventario libreria 71459

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Titolo: The Long Song

Casa editrice: Headline Book Publishing, London

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:VG+

Edizione: 1st Edition

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You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed.

July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale. She was there when the Baptist War raged in 1831, and she was also present when slavery was declared no more. My son says I must convey how the story tells also of July's mama Kitty, of the negroes that worked the plantation land, of Caroline Mortimer the white woman who owned the plantation and many more persons besides - far too many for me to list here. But what befalls them all is carefully chronicled upon these pages for you to peruse.

Perhaps, my son suggests, I might write that it is a thrilling journey through that time in the company of people who lived it. All this he wishes me to pen so the reader can decide if this is a book they might care to consider. Cha, I tell my son, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just read it for themselves.


'Beautifully written ... a thoroughly researched historical novel that is both powerful and heartbreaking' --Daily Express

'Told with irresistible cunning; it is captivating, mischievous and optimistic' --Telegraph

'As a story of suffering, indomitability and perseverance, it is thoroughly captivating' --Guardian

'A beautifully written and cleverly constructed novel that projects convincing personal relationships on to the feral backdrop of the Jamaican plantations'

'A tumultuous tale, superbly evoked'
--Woman & Home

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