This is Britain as you’ve never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope.. I absolutely loved this book! It’s essentially the stories of different women, mostly black women, at different points in British history. There’s about 12 different stories I believe. It did take me a while to read it but that’s not a reflection on the book, it’s just not one of those books that I’d read in one or two sittings. I wanted to really digest the women’s stories and really understand their lives and struggles. I especially liked the stories of the older women who grew up in different times or had to emigrate to England in different times. The only small thing was that there was a good few characters in the book and I sometimes found I’d forgotten which character was connected with which story but that’s such a small thing! I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone. It’s excellent social distancing reading!