Anita and Me

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Flamingo, 1997 - Autobiographical fiction - 328 pages
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This novel is based on the author's own childhood, growing up in the '60s as part of the only coloured family living in a Wolverhampton mining village. As in her films, it is filled with warmth, good humour and eccentric characters.

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I read this after watching the movie version on Netflix. The movie was quite funny, and touching. The book ls all that and more. Definitely worth reading. It will stick with me for awhile. Read full review

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I picked this book up after being told that I would have to read it as part of the current GCSE English Literature syllabus. It isn't the type of novel I would usually read nor is it my typical cup of ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Meera Syal is a writer, actress, playwright, comic and novelist. She wrote the screenplays for the films Bhaji on the Beach and the multi-award-winning My Sister Wife. Anita and Me, her first novel, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Life Isn't All Ha-Ha, Hee-Hee, was published in 1999.

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