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Black orchids

Author: Gillian Slovo
Publisher: London : Virago, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the genteely impoverished and rebellious Evelyn marries the charming Emil, scion of a privileged Sinhalese family, she thinks that her dream of a life in England can now at last come true. So the family travel, with their young son, Milton from Ceylon to Tilbury Docks. But this is England in the 1950s and, no matter how hard Evelyn wishes that it would, England does not take kindly to strangers, especially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Slovo
ISBN: 9781844083138 1844083136
OCLC Number: 315081141
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Gillian Slovo.

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* From the author of ICE ROAD, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, comes a love story that cuts across race and culture  Read more...

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** 'This tale, spanning two countries and two generations, is wrenchingly beautiful, and Slovo is a master of manipulation - so much so that the reader ends up feeling as betrayed as the characters * Read more...

 
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