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Notting Hill Carnival (Quick Reads) A West Side Story

by Candice Carty-Williams

Relationship Stories Shorter Reads

Notting Hill Carnival (Quick Reads) A West Side Story Synopsis

Sapphire is the hot-headed leader of the Red Roses in an area where gang loyalty is all that matters. But after a tragic event, Sapphire vows to leave her old life, friends and her gang behind. Life without the Red Roses and the violence that always followed them is certainly quieter.

When she meets a boy called Apollo on her way to Notting Hill Carnival, she forms an instant bond with him. She thinks he could be the one. Until she discovers he's a member of rival gang, the Gold Teeth. Will she ever escape her past with the Red Roses, and how many lives will be ruined until she does?

Funny, emotional and raw, with the Notting Hill Carnival acting as the backdrop of this retelling of West Side Story, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Queenie.

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ISBN: 9781409196181
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409196181
Publication date: 20th February 2020
Author: Candice Carty-Williams
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a dyslexic Jamaican-Indian receptionist. She is a journalist, screenwriter, and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie, a book described as 'vital', 'disarmingly honest' and 'boldly political'. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) Short Story Prize, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. As a journalist she has written for the Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and more. She will probably always ...

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