In Little Stars (Hardback)Linda Green (author)
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'Powerful and moving' RACHEL EDWARDS
'Absolutely loved it' LUCY DIAMOND
Two families divided by hate
A love that will not die.
Sylvie and Donna travel on the same train to work each day but have never spoken. Their families are on different sides of the bitter Brexit divide, although the tensions and arguments at home give them much in common.
What they don't know is that their eldest children, Rachid and Jodie, are about to meet for the first time and fall in love. Aware that neither family will approve, the teenagers vow to keep their romance a secret.
But as Sylvie's family feel increasingly unwelcome in England, a desire for a better life threatens Rachid and Jodie's relationship. Can their love unite their families - or will it end in tragedy?
'Romeo and Juliet in post-referendum Yorkshire' SHELLEY HARRIS
'Outstanding' SUSAN LEWIS
'A love story in a world full of prejudice and bias' ANSTEY HARRIS
'Original and powerful' LOUISE BEECH
'This book broke my heart' CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTH
Please note this novel contains details of racial abuse and racially motivated violence.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
Absolutely loved In Little Stars. So powerful and deeply moving, I felt so invested in the characters' lives * Lucy Diamond *
Wow, Green's original and powerful novel had me in absolute bits. Sad, thought-provoking, funny and beautifully written. You'll love it. I did. So much * Louise Beech *
Wow! I am so impressed by this book. It is outstanding . . . Fantastic characters, stunning story and the kind of poignancy that will make it stay with me for a very long time * Susan Lewis *
This book broke my heart. Powerful and devastating, In Little Stars is a must-read that throws light on some very real issues * Charlotte Duckworth *
A modern-day Alan Sillitoe: a love story in a world of prejudice and bias, told in the kind of authentic voices that we seldom hear * Anstey Harris *
Yet again, Linda Green reaches the parts that other authors don't reach. Romeo and Juliet in post-referendum Yorkshire in a story thrumming with lived experience * Shelley Harris *
A warm, wise and very moving book, which ultimately shows the power of love in bringing people together. A much needed story in our divided world * Araminta Hall *
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