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The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Paperback, 2010) Uncorrected Proof Copy

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The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

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 upon 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 also 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 persons besides - far too many for me to list here. But what befalls them all is carefully chronicled upon these pages for you to peruse. 

Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4 x 2 | 384g

Publication Date: 01 Feb 2010

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Imprint: Headline Review

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

Edition Statement: Uncorrected Proof Copy

ISBN10: 0755359410

ISBN13: 9780755359417

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing bur no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Some of the pages are bordered by a very faint discolouring. No missing pages.