The Resource Small island
- Small island
- Statement of responsibility
- Andrea Levy
- Jamaicans -- England | London -- Fiction -- 20th century
- trueLiterary fiction
- trueHistorical fiction
- trueJamaicans in Great Britain
- trueRace relations
- truePostwar life
- trueImmigration and emigration
- trueEngland -- Immigration and emigration
- trueAdult books for young adults
- trueInterracial friendship
- trueLandlord and tenant -- England
- trueEngland -- Race relations
- trueHusband and wife
- true1940s -- 1940 -- 1949
- trueWorld War II -- England -- Post-war aspects
- trueMultiple perspectives
- trueAdaptability (Psychology)
- trueEngland -- Social conditions -- 20th century
- trueBooks to movies
- London (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction
- trueWorld War II veterans
- Returning to England after the war Gilbert Joseph is treated very differently now that he is no longer in an RAF uniform. Joined by his wife Hortense, he rekindles a friendship with Queenie who takes in Jamaican lodgers. Can their dreams of a better life in England overcome the prejudice they face?
- Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2005.
- Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2005.
- Orange Prize for Fiction, 2004.
- Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 2004.
- Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 2004.
- Awards note
- Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2004.
- Winner of the Whitbread book of the year 2004.
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- A FIC L668 LEV
- no index present
- Literary form
- Target audience
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