Anita and Me

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Flamingo, 1997 - Autobiographical fiction - 328 pages
17 Reviews
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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User Review  - Colette Brennan - Goodreads

Touching tale of growing up and the difficulties some friendships can bring. At a time when lard pieces, cremola foam and fish fingers were the staple of everyone's diet Anita's family brings warmth, exotic food and friendship to a tight night rural community. Read full review

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User Review  - Girl with her Head in a Book - Goodreads

I have adored Meera Syal for years wherever she has turned up, whether she is being an actress, comedienne, cultural commentator or even being Granny on The Kumars at No. 42. Strangely however, I had ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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