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The long song

The long song

Levy, Andrea, 1956-

Set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed, this novel follows the life of July, a slave girl, who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity

Hardback, Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical.
Published London: Headline Review, 2010
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Available at The Hive.

  • The Hive – Two available in HIS Level 3: Adult Fiction and Level 3: Adult Fiction

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    700039122909 Level 3: Adult Fiction AF Hardback Available
    700037510138 HIS Level 3: Adult Fiction AF Hardback Available
  • Wythall – Earliest copy due back 27th December

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    700037510146 HIS Adult Fiction AF Hardback Due back 27th December


Statement of responsibility: Andrea Levy
ISBN: 0755359402, 9780755359400
Physical Description: 312 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Slaves Jamaica Fiction.; Jamaica History To 1962 Fiction.

Author note

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean.

She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Orange Prize 'Best of the Best'. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, won the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.