Stacey Mitchell

Critic

UK

I’m not an ardent feminist. I am also a mum to two boys, a cantankerous 7-year-old who is going great guns at school and an old-before-his-time 5-year-old who started talking late, but won’t now be quiet!! We currently live in Dorset.

Orphan Sisters

Date: 21 Sep 2017 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents have emigrated to England in search of a better life for their family. Nineteen Fifties London is a great adventure to the girls but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: ‘no blacks, no dogs, no Irish’. When tragedy strikes and the girls lose their father, their mother is unable to cope. When she fails to recover from the surprise bi ...