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Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

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2000s: A retelling of West Side Story, by the bestselling author of Queenie.

  • ISBN: 978-1409196181
  • Genre: Quick Reads

What you need to know before your trail

Sapphire is the hot-headed leader of the Red Roses in an area where gang loyalty is all that matters. But after a tragic event, Sapphire vows to leave her old life, friends and her gang behind. Life without the Red Roses and the violence that always followed them is certainly quieter.

When she meets a boy called Apollo on her way to Notting Hill Carnival, she forms an instant bond with him. She thinks he could be the one. Until she discovers he’s a member of rival gang, the Gold Teeth. Will she ever escape her past with the Red Roses, and how many lives will be ruined until she does?

Travel Guide

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West Side Story

The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. A former member of the gang called The Jets and best friend of the gang’s current leader falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, who is the leader of the rival gang Sharks.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is an affluent district of West London and is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

It’s a cosmopolitan and multicultural neighbourhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market. The famous film with Hugh Grant was of course filmed here and you can still see the blue door of the house where his character lived.

Since 1870, Notting Hill has had an association with artists.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Notting Hill Carnival (Quick Reads)

Destination/location: London  Author/guide: Candice Carty-Williams   Departure Time: 2000s

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