Frankie and Stankie

Frankie and Stankie

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Dinah and her sister Lisa are growing up in 1950s South Africa, where racial laws are tightening. They are two little girls from a dissenting liberal family. Big sister Lisa is strong and sensible, while Dinah is weedy and arty. At school, the sadistic Mrs Vaughan-Jones is providing instruction in mental arithmetic and racial prejudice. And then there's the puzzle of lunch break.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 111.76 x 175.26 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747572755
  • 9780747572756
  • 2,173,148

About Barbara Trapido

Barbara Trapido was born in South Africa and is the author of five novels including BROTHER OF THE MORE FAMOUS JACK (winner of a Whitbread special prize for fiction), TEMPLES OF DELIGHT(shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award), and most recently THE TRAVELING HORNPLAYER (shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Novel Award). She lives in Oxford.show more

Review quote

'This is a gorgeous book about growing up ... it also manages to convey, with admirable lightness of touch, the dawning of a political consciousness ...A wonderful read.' Observer 'A beautifully written slice of both personal and political history ... by the end of the novel, you are immersed in her world and simply never want to leave it' Guardianshow more

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603 ratings
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4 38% (232)
3 31% (185)
2 11% (64)
1 3% (16)
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