Pigeon English

Registered by wingBookworm-ladywing of Madrid, Madrid Spain on 5/19/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, May 19, 2016
"This is a novel for adults told in the remarkable voice of a child."

"Since Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, there have been certain rules observed when children play detective. Stephen Kelman throws them all out."

"Pigeon English is the debut novel by English author Stephen Kelman. It is told from the point of view of Harrison Opoku, an eleven-year-old Ghanaian immigrant living on a tough London estate. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.

The novel begins with the death of a young boy on the fictional Dell Farm estate in an unspecified area of London. Harri Opoku, a recent Ghanaian immigrant living with his mother and sister, becomes an amateur detective and tries to solve the murder. His experiences also illustrate the problems of gang warfare, immigration to the United Kingdom and poverty. As well as investigating the murder with his best friend, Dean, Harri shares with the reader his thoughts, impressions and experiences of growing up in an environment beset with pressures and threats. The novel explores his attempts to remain good despite the corrupting forces around him."

Journal Entry 2 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/13/2016 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain


Sent to 42again, in France, who was kind enough to swap books with me.
Enjoy!! :)

Journal Entry 3 by 42again at Quillan, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Friday, August 19, 2016
La factrice delivered this book this afternoon.
Thank you Bookworm-lady.

Journal Entry 4 by 42again at Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, March 25, 2019
I had given this to my husband for him to read.
Now it is in my passing-on pile.

Journal Entry 5 by 42again at Bittersweet in Kingston, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, April 22, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (4/22/2019 UTC) at Bittersweet in Kingston, Australian Capital Territory Australia


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