Anita and Me


Meera Syal

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The Big House

Built on an old water-filled mine where four-year-old Jodie Bagshot once drowned, the Big House on Meena’s street is a mysterious building with unknown residents. The secretive, potentially dangerous nature of the place makes…

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Mama’s Necklace

After Meena secretly borrows her mother’s diamond necklace and then loses it, the necklace becomes a symbol of Meena’s potential severance from her parents, fueled by her lies and her relationship with Anita

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The Eleven-Plus Exam

At the end of primary school, Meena must take an exam to determine which school she will go to next: the reputable grammar school, far from Tollington, or the less esteemed comprehensive school, which Anita

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