Bought 04 Aug 2007 – Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road

This is a special book – it’s both a traditional, Green, Virago Modern Classic, which I collect, and was once owned by Angela Carter!

It’s an important work, centering on the interior life of Selina, a black girl in poverty-stricken Brooklyn around WWII, coming of age, trying to deal with her monolithic mother and fly-by-night father, others’ attitudes and the different role models around her.

I didn’t engage with this as much as I might have; maybe too many books about poverty-stricken Brooklyn have come my way recently…