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Folio

Une si longue histoire

  • By Andrea Levy
  • Price: £8.80
  • ISBN: 9782070447565
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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 on 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 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 people 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 novel they might care to consider. Cha, I tell my son, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just read it for themselves.

Series Folio Authors Andrea Levy
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Subject French Language French
Publication Date May 2012 Size(mm) N/A
Binding Paperback Price £8.80
Pages N/A ESB Code 7879
Weight (gms) 225 ISBN 9782070447565
Inspection Copy No UK Delivery Limited Stock
  Full Title Folio Une si longue histoire

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