ISBN 9780747589952,Frankie and Stankie 21 Great Reads for

Frankie and Stankie 21 Great Reads for



Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780747589952

ISBN-10 074758995X


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

Dinah and Lisa are growing up in 1950s South Africa, where racial laws are tightening. They are two little girls from a liberal family - big sister Lisa is strong and sensible, while Dinah is weedy and arty. At school, the sadistic Mrs Vaughan-Jones provides instruction in mental arithmetic and racial prejudice. And then there's the puzzle of lunch break. 'Would you rather have a native girl or a koelie to make your sandwiches?' a classmate asks. But Dinah doesn't know, because it's her dad who makes them. As the repressive shadow of apartheid closes in, Dinah journeys through childhood and adolescence and the minefields of boys and university in this vibrant and irresistible novel.