the black madonna of derby

by Joanna Czechowska

A novel about three generations of a Polish immigrant family


‘I quickly became immersed in this novel about a Polish immigrant family living in the UK. The eldest daughter is particularly intriguing...’

The Guardian

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‘I really enjoyed this book. It’s a fascinating story...’

Marina Lewycka, author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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Sweetest Enemy, the sequel to The Black Madonna of Derby, is now available in paperback from and can be ordered from all bookshops. Also available as an eBook.