Walking on My Hands

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Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Jamila Gavin's childhood was divided between two worlds. Having spent her childhood in India, Jamila and her mother move to England. It is the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth and England is experiencing a post-war boom, a time of positive anticipation and enthusiasm for the future. Jamila recounts how she experiences teenage life in England as she grapples with British culture, develops long-lasting friendships, and harnesses her musical talent. An engaging and evocative insight into a young girl growing up and struggling with identity and culture.


Jamila Gavin is the author of Coram Boy, The Eye of the Horse, The Singing Bowls, The Track of the Wind, The Wheel of Surya, The Wormholers, and several other works of fiction for children.