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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Shyama Perera

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An enchanting novel about what it's like to be young and believe anything's possible, by a Sri Lankan journalist and broadcaster.

Mala is eight years old in 1966 and Bayswater is her oyster as far as she and her three best friends are concerned. In spite of being poor - Beth is the daughter of a prostitute, Caroline's parents are Chinese waiters and Jan's Irish drunks, while Mala's mother is a Ceylonese immigrant single mother who cleans for a living - and being visited regularly by the social, the girls know that life is great and it's only going to get better . . .

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Shyama Perera

Shyama Perera was the first Sri Lankan child to be born in Moscow. Her mother brought her to England in 1962, in vain pursuit of her father. Now a writer and broadcaster, she lives in north-west London with her daughters, Nushy and Tushy.

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