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by Guy Kennaway
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Guy Kennaway
  • ISBN:
    0862418291
  • ISBN13:
    978-0862418298
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Canongate Books Ltd; Reprint edition (September 2, 2001)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
  • Language:
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    1456 kb
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    1157 kb
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    1563 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    774
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One People is one hilarious window into this world, with no net curtains to Guy Kennaway's delightful novel brilliantly evokes the unique culture of Jamaica, and in particular the village of Angel Beach, a small, tightly knit community where everybody has a say in everything, no dispute is too petty, no relationship inconsequential, and there's no such thing as a secret. One People is one hilarious window into this world, with no net curtains to obscure the view.

Guy Kennaway lives for pleasure, producing books only when all else has failed. He is best known for One People about a Jamaican village threatened my mass US tourism, and Bird Brain about a community of optimistic pheasants. He has written for magazines and newspapers, as well as many film scripts and TV adaptations, none of which have been made. Not surprisingly he lives alone.

Drawing on extensive time spent there, the author creates a slice of small-town Jamaica in his depiction of Cousins Cove, where everybody has a say in everything and no secret, dispute or relationship is private.

It begins for Basil 'Banger' Peyton-Crumbe the day he dies in a pheasant-shooting incident. Welcome to Gray City. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. A tragic accident, thinks the local constable, but Banger's gundogs and Buck, the police dog, exhibiting a level of intelligence vastly superior to that of their owners, suspect murder. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

The Crown' actor Alex Jennings narrates Guy Kennaway's book. Many elderly people, like Susie, have clearly stated that they wish to die in a manner and time of their choosing

The Crown' actor Alex Jennings narrates Guy Kennaway's book. In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. Her son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. Many elderly people, like Susie, have clearly stated that they wish to die in a manner and time of their choosing. But the Church, the law, the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry stand in the way, wagging their fingers. A change is coming for the rights of the elderly, the way it has come for the rights of women and gay people. Guy Kennaway's books include One People, a novel, and Sunbathing Naked, a memoir. He lives in Somerset. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

These are my two favourite books ever My new (very new, like two weeks) boyfriend and I are exchanging books we love for Christmas, and I'd love to hear from anyone who has read both of these and has a. .

These are my two favourite books ever. Rule of the Bone is a rites of passage story, One People is a fictional history of the Jamaican people show more These are my two favourite books ever. My new (very new, like two weeks) boyfriend and I are exchanging books we love for Christmas, and I'd love to hear from anyone who has read both of these and has an opinion. Also, maybe I shouldn't give him either of these? If he reads it and hates it, I will have to end things, lol! Thanks a lot!

Evoking the culture and people of Jamaica, this amusing, lively tale of life in the small village of Angel Beach pays homage to the interconnectedness of all people in a small town. Reprint.

Armin
I can only say thank you to Mr. Kennaway for this novel. In my books it is one of the eight wonders of the world. Upon viewing this book on the net I was drawn into buying it from only the excerpts. This book has stood up to the standards and stood its ground among them all. From start to finish I could not help but laugh out loud at the plots and characters for they are so real and likeable. You can relate each one to someone you know. Mr. Kennaway really hit the nail on the head when it came to this novel. It is one of my most treasured collectors item. I would be one of the people recommending it to others to read, for it truly cares any ailments. Laughter is truly a good medicine. Thumbs up to Mr. Kennaway on a book well written !!
Reddefender
this book, written, half in patois, is a delightful story of the goings-on, in the hills of westmoreland...it is so close to home for me, that it's like being there, all of the characters being familiar, and it gives one the understanding of the basic, innocent life, of jamaican folk.
SARAND
Love this book! It is funny and true to life in a Jamaican village.
godlike
Having read the book, I was saddened with the reality of Jamaican poverty and how many groups on the island struggle to survive. The characters are ignorant and desperate but always likeable and always funny, their sense of resolve is understandable in the face of such adversity.

The writer, in his brilliance, captures the stark reality of life in Jamaica's poorest communities (the parts that rarely benefits financially from tourism.). This book clearly illustrates the political and socio economic framework, which still governs Jamaica today.

With that in mind, Jamaicans are Jamaicans wherever they may be. We are the most resourceful people that have ever blessed this earth. This is reflected in the book, especially in the chapter "I know why they call U-Roy URoy".

A strong influence on the author is Dr. Louise Bennett otherwise known as Ms Lou, the style is witty, anecdotal and tremendously on point. This is one of the best books I have read in an extremely long time
Yla
I've read a few books of fiction set in Jamaica - Banana Shout, Book of Jamaica, but this one is by far the best. It was given to me by a friend who has lived in JA for 12 years and I tore through it in hours, couldn't put it down.
The book is made up of several short stories but must be read in sequence as the stories build on one another. The characters are vivid and so real. The use of patois is a great addition to the stories, adds to the genuineness, if you will, without making the book hard for non-Jamaicans to read.
I'll buy copies for all my friends who love Jamaica.
Sharpbinder
I just finished this book this morning and it was was pretty good. At first I was sketical because it was a caucasian writing about the Jamaican way of life. But he did a great job, including capturing the dialect. I could hear each character's voice, thanks to the patois.
Obong
A real pleasure from start to finish.