Book on the Map – Peterborough
BookOnTheMap – Peterborough
This week’s destination on the #BookOnTheMap feature heads over to the city of Peterborough, which has one of the highest levels of non-UK passport holders in the country outside London. For an author writing about hate crimes – the first two books were very much rooted in immigrant communities.
Booktrail Eva Dolan’s novels
Eva writes about why she choose Peterborough –
“Back in 2012, when I started the first book in the series, Long Way Home, Peterborough felt like the natural choice. It’s a city with a history of 20th century immigration, with a large influx of workers coming from southern and eastern Europe after WW2, to take up jobs in food processing and at the local brickyards. Later they were joined by people from India and Pakistan. Then the 90s saw the arrival of many Portuguese and Polish migrant workers, drawn to the agricultural jobs available on the fenland surrounding Peterborough. It’s the perfect melting pot, small enough for each wave of immigration to feel distinct but large enough to contain all manner of criminality. Peterborough has also become something of a magnet for media coverage of issues of immigration, social cohesion, and the recent rise of ultra right political parties, a subject I explored in the second book, Tell No Tales, so even readers who haven’t been there will recognise it as a place where these issues are in play.”
THE MAP….Peterborough is featured with the famous red ‘feature star’…..
TheBook On The Map Feature by with Cleo: cleopatralovesbooks/bookonthemap-peterborough/
Have you read and reviewed this book? There are so many brilliant reviews of Eva Dolan’s books out there, if you have one why not share the link on twitter today to help put this book on the map!? More reviews:
Long Way Home by Crimepieces
Tell No Tales by Crime Fiction Lover
After You Die by The Writes of Woman
Watch Her Disappear by A Crime Reader’s Blog
Share your review by leaving a comment and/or leaving a link on Twitter – and put this book and YOUR favourite book on the map!