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    DescriptionYou 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. 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 book they might care to consider. Cha, I tell my son, what fuss-fuss. Come, let them just read it for themselves.


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    Title
    The Long Song
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrea Levy
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 132 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780755384006
    ISBN 10: 0755384008
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1090, HOER2010, HOER2064
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    HEADLINE REVIEW
    Publication date
    06 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. She has lived all her life in London. 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 closely and perceptively at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean.