Jubilee

by Shelley Harris

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LoveReading Expert Review of Jubilee

June 2012 Debut of the Month.

A joyous, cleverly written, morally minded (but never preachy) novel. Set during a street party for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 and 35 years later, it explores the real story behind an iconic photograph taken in 1977 that seems to show a racially harmonious Great Britain.

Sarah Broadhurst

Jubilee Synopsis

It is 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and a photographer captures a moment forever: a street party with bunting and Union Jacks fluttering in the breeze. Right in the centre of the frame, a small Asian boy stares intently into the camera. The photograph becomes iconic, a symbol of everything that is great about Britain. But the harmonious image conceals a very different reality. Amid the party food and the platform shoes, the pop music and the punk, there are tensions in the Cherry Gardens community. As the street party begins, those tensions threaten to erupt. Fast forward to the present and the boy, Satish, has become a successful cardiologist, saving lives, respected by those around him. But he is living with a secret. When Satish is asked to take part in a reunion of those involved in that Jubilee photograph, he must confront the truth about that day, and the events that changed the course of his life

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781780220086
Publication date: 24th May 2012
Author: Shelley Harris
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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ISBN: 9781780220086
Publication date: 24/05/2012
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About Shelley Harris

Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She has worked, among other things, as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. When she is not writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book. Jubilee is her first novel.

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