The British Migrant Experience 1700-2000
BEATA PIATEK, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
IZABELA CURYLLO-KLAG, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
'The descriptions of communities and individuals - I lived on turnips, mainly - are useful, but it is the thoughts and feelings, from anxiety to luck, that stand out. They also help to make the book enlightening: for alongside material on the familiar Irish, Jewish and black migrants, there are accounts of Latvians in Bedford, Lithuanians in Lanarkshire and a Moroccan in Exeter who sells rhubarb. And these tales add up to a striking view of Britain.' - Daniel Crewe, Times Literary Supplement