- Andrea Levy's SMALL ISLAND is now well thumbed, I've lent it to so many people. I loved the way she keeps this weighty story of immigration and changing landscapes light, while still being thought-provoking. She perfectly capturing the dreariness of fifties England, compared to the colour of the Caribbean. Yet I've never got round to reading another of her works, which are many and well reviewed. Can anyone recommend which I should attempt?