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Coming to England

(2016)
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A twentieth-anniversary edition of Floella Benjamin's classic memoir. Includes a new foreword by the author and some additional historical information. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Frith.

Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months. They had left the island paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London - part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Reunited with their mother, Floella was too overwhelmed at first to care about the cold weather and the noise and dirt from the traffic. But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced. She soon realized that the only way to survive was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else.

This inspirational story is a powerful reminder that courage and determination can overcome adversity.

 
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Used availability for Floella Benjamin's Coming to England


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Baroness Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 1-5098-3548-2 / 978-1-5098-3548-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2000 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Coming to England (Cascades)
Author(s): Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 0-00-330217-2 / 978-0-00-330217-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Educational
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 1995 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 1-85793-154-8 / 978-1-85793-154-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Baroness Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 1-5098-3549-0 / 978-1-5098-3549-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Floella Benjamin Actress/Producer/ Broadcaster/ Author
ISBN: 1-4063-1596-6 / 978-1-4063-1596-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 1-85793-819-4 / 978-1-85793-819-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Floella Benjamin
ISBN: 0-14-038081-7 / 978-0-14-038081-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Coming to England
Author(s): Floella Benjamin
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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