The Lonely Londoners - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
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The Lonely Londoners - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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The Lonely Londoners, an unforgettable account of immigrant experience and one of the great twentieth-century London novels, now in in a stunning Clothbound Classics edition.

At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241504123
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 20 mm

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“London Through Different Eyes...”

I’ve just read this as summer was going, and the fresh chill in the air coincided nicely with Moses’ early description of London. Pulling my collar tighter along with London’s newcomers, this book details the lives of... More

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“The Lonely Londoners”

Samuel Selvon has produced a memorable, outstanding, timeless piece of modern writing that should be enjoyed and thought about by all. It is truly unique in its innovative style and structure. And the novel's... More

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“Loneliness of the city and importance of community”

Sam Selvon tells an enjoyable story of a group of optimistic West Indian gentlemen, who navigate their way through grey London. Despite all the negative obstacles they face in a foreign environment, their suit cases... More

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