Jubilee

Jubilee by Shelley Harris

In books read on May 28, 2013

Quite surprised by how poorly others seem to have thought of this book on Goodreads. I enjoyed the two pronged approach showing what was really happening behind the scenes of a Silver Jubilee party photo; the story is told switching between the children's view in 1977 and their adult views of 2007. Mostly centring on Satish, persecuted as the only non-white child on the street as a 12 year old in 1977 who has become a successful cardiologist by 2007, I thought this was an interesting take on Britishness but mostly about growing up. I suspect that being of a similar age to the characters in the book coloured my good opinion of it; I found it an enjoyable light but not lightweight read.

This was a kindle eBook.

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