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Collins Readers - Anita and Me

Meera Syal

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The story of Meena, growing up in the only Punjabi family in the Black Country mining village of Tollington, from award-winning screenwriter Meera Syal.
This hilarious novel is a set text for GCSE WJEC and Edexcel.

It’s 1972. Meena is nine years old and lives in the village of...Read more

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‘Tom Sawyer meets Cider With Rosie en route to India via Wolverhampton. A wonderful book - treat yourself.’Ben Elton
‘Funny, moving and packed full of wonderful surprises.’Esther Freud
‘This is a funny, sad book. It made me long to be a kid again, yet grateful I’d grown up.’Jo Brand
”'Anita and Me is full of pleasure. Syal is as skilful at rendering the saucy, ballsy backchat of the Tollington women as she is at describing Meena’s 'uncles and aunties', her parents”Indian friends. The book is expertly structured and engagingly written, illuminated throughout by Meena’s ironical irreverance and robustness of spirit. I can give it no higher recommendation.’Laura Tennant, Guardian