Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017


By Zadie Smith

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27 Feb 2018


Absolutely loved this brilliant novel in which issues of race, gender and class are central to the story about 2 friends who meet at a dance class as children. The story follows them through their childhoods and into their complicated and very different adult lives. I found the writing engaging and the plot and characters convincing. I loved the story; I found it thought provoking and interesting, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a considered read rather than a race-along page turner.

07 Sep 2017


A really beautiful story and totally evocative and nostalgic for any Londoner.

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