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From There to Here: Sixteen True Tales of Immigration to Britain: The Second Decibel Penguin Prize Anthology

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In February 2007, we asked people from any background to send us their true personal accounts of immigration to Britain. The response was significant, and the range of entries overwhelming. Six judges - including Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty and the novelist Kate Mosse - selected the best, most illuminating and most powerful entries to be published in this book. The result ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Penguin Books (first published November 29th 2007)
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Caroline
I found this book - the stories of 16 different immigrants to the UK - rather variable. At the end of the book was a potted life story of each of the sixteen contributors to the book, and I very much wish that these histories had been split up, and put at the beginning of each piece of writing. It would have given a nice background to each story. The stories were often descriptions of quite short spaces of time - and it was very good to get a fuller picture of each writer - as given at the end ...more
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