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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 16/01/2007
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Special edition of this bestselling classic, to tie in with the release of a major new film of Anita and Me It,s 1972. Meena is nine years old and lives in the village of Tollington, 'the jewel of the Black Country,. She is the daughter of Indian parents who have come to England to give her a better life. As one of the few Punjabi inhabitants of her village, her daily struggle for independence is different from most. She wants fishfingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities - but more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang. Blonde, cool, aloof, outrageous and sassy, Anita is everything Meena thinks she wants to be. Meena wheedles her way into Anita,s life, but the arrival of a baby brother, teenage hormones, impending entrance exams for the posh grammar school and a motorcycling rebel without a future, threaten to turn Anita,s salad days sour. Anita and Me paints a comic, poignant, compassionate and colourful portrait of village life in the era of flares, power cuts, glam rock, decimalisation and Ted Heath. It is a unique vision of a British childhood in the Seventies, a childhood caught between two cultures, each on the brink of change.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007791323
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm
Edition: Film tie-in ed

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“Brilliant”

This book was thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. It provides many laughs but also some thought provoking poignant moments. I don't have an Indian background but did have my childhood during the late... More

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