Coming to England

Coming to England

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Paperback (10 Aug 2017) | English

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Synopsis

Baroness Floella Benjamin's classic childhood memoir, Coming to England, includes a foreword by the author and some additional historical information. It is beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith.

Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months. They had left the island paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London - part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Reunited with her mother, Floella was too overwhelmed at first to care about the cold weather and the noise and dirt from the traffic. But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced. She soon realized that the only way to survive was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else.

This inspirational story is a powerful reminder that courage and determination can overcome adversity.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781509835492
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 304.841072983
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 516
Number of pages: xi, 125
Weight: 242g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 11mm