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Fruit of the Lemon, by Andrea Levy

October is Black History Month, so we’ve been busy highlighting inclusive reads on our social media channels. This week we’ll be spotlighting the works of author Andrea Levy.

Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect – and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family.

Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history.

Through the weave of her aunt’s storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.

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