Jubilee

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Orion, Dec 29, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
29 Reviews
It's 1977, the day of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, when a photographer captures a moment forever: a festive street party with bunting and Union Jacks fluttering in the breeze and, right in the centre of the frame, a small Asian boy staring intensely at the camera. The photo becomes infamous when it is adopted as a symbol of everything that is great and good about Britain, but what is the real story behind it? Relationships between the neighbours on Cherry Gardens are far from easy, and minor frictions threaten to erupt as the street party begins... Fast forward to the present and that boy, Satish, is now a successful paediatric heart surgeon, saving lives and families every single day. But he's living with a secret - he's addicted to controlled prescription drugs. A message about a proposed reunion of the children in the photograph throws his life into turmoil as he thinks back to Jubilee Day, and the events that changed his life for ever.

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User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

A really good read. Both sad and funny and a great look back at a time past. At the time of the Silver Jubilee I had been married for five years and had a three year old son and a one year old son. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anni - Goodreads

What a boring, boring book. I nearly couldn't bring myself to finish it. You are waiting all the time to actually find out what happend at Jubilee day, and the plot is just so dull. Nothing happesn ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She has worked, among other things, as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. When she is not writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book. JUBILEE is her first novel.

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