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An unique novel full of humour, wit and passion.
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.
"Levy has a gift for creating character through mimickry, bu tnever succumbs to thepitgalls of sentiment masquerading as authenticity. This is a comic but sharp novel that steers its readers confidently through its heroine's revelatory journey' Times 'Written in an accessible, friendly style' Independent on Sunday 'Funny and moving... Levy is an ironic comedian whose subtle, intelligent novel steers well clear of whimsy' -- Guardian 'A pleasure to read... Entertaining and revelatory' -- TLS 'Reinforces Levy's reputation as an astute observer of modern British life' -- Financial Times 'Always refreshingly undogmatic... [readers] will recognise the truthfulness of the world which Andrea Levy describes' -- Sunday Telegraph