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Two Caravans
Two Caravans | Marina Lewycka
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A beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field and around their two caravans a group of strawberry pickers celebrates a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at your supermarket and who picks our strawberries? The Ukrainians: Irina, just off the coach from Kiev, and Andriy, the miner's son from the other Ukraine; the Poles: Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi. And although he can't pick strawberries, there's also the Dog . . . Hilarious, gritty, moving and slapstick, Two Caravans has all the ingredients that made A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian so successful.
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Emilymdxn
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I didn‘t love this as much as the Short History of Tractors but I did really enjoy it - same focus on how absurd Britain is seen from outside, juxtaposing a lot of different versions of Ukraine, same poignant humour. The UK needs more books about life in this country for immigrants, there‘s so little in bookshops about it.

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JonathanDunne
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You know those times when you find yourself smiling as you read? Two Caravans has this beautiful effect.

Cinfhen Same author and really quirky with some funny, funny observations 3y
JonathanDunne @Cinfhen Yes I have. It's even better I think. 3y
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