Hold

MP3 CD
(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD3942
Released: 01 Feb, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780008302924
Narrator(s): Adjoa Andoh
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Belinda knows how to follow the rules. She has learnt the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi to be a housegirl. Mary is still learning the rules. Eleven years old and irrepressible, the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules. A straight-A pupil at her exclusive South-London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents. Until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda might be just the shining example Amma needs. So Belinda is summoned from Ghana to London, to befriend a troubled girl who shows no desire for her friendship. She encounters a city as bewildering as it is exciting, and as she tries to impose order on her unsettling new world, Belinda’s phone calls back home to Mary become a lifeline. As the Brixton summer turns to autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover the beginnings of an unexpected kinship. But when the cracks in their defences open up, the secrets they have both been holding tight to threaten to seep out…

Author(s): Michael Donkor
Original Publish Date: 01 Feb, 2019

All Formats/Editions

CD
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Author(s): Michael Donkor
Narrator(s): Adjoa Andoh
Product Number CX5021
Released: 01 Feb, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008302894
eBook
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Author(s): Michael Donkor
Product Number WEB231520
Released: 12 Jul, 2018
Business Term: OBOU 26 Circs
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: #9780008280369
Playaway
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Author(s): Michael Donkor
Narrator(s): Adjoa Andoh
Product Number D6195
Released: 01 Feb, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008302900
eAudio
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Author(s): Michael Donkor
Narrator(s): Adjoa Andoh
Product Number OB12295
Released: 01 Feb, 2019
Business Term: OBOU 7 Years
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008302887

Professional reviews

"Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go. “Moving and funny, a big-hearted book that will stay with you.” GUARDIAN, Best Fiction for 2018"

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