works by BRITISH AUTHORS
There were three major waves of immigration of Polish people to the British Isles. One in the aftermath of World War II, another one during communist rule in Poland in the 1980s, and finally the most recent one when Poland entered the European Union. The following bibliography lists books by British writers that have been published since 2004 and talk about Polish immigrants in the UK. It is divided thematically, according to the abovementioned migration waves. It presents a whole spectrum of novels and a couple of drama texts. With a large number of immigrants coming to the West, it has also become popular for the local writers to publish memoirs about their stay in Eastern Europe. This is why the section closes with a listing of novels that describe the adventures of British people living and working in Poland. The indexed books help to trace the influence the recent migration wave has had on British literature and the image of Poles in the UK.
THE POST-ACCESSION MIGRATION OF POLES TO THE UK
Courtney, Polly. Poles Apart. Leicester: Troubador Publishing, 2008.
Crossan, Sarah. The Weight of Water. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012.
Hopkin, James. Winter Under Water. London: Picador, 2008.
Jones, Cynan. Everything I Found on the Beach. Cardigan: Dinefwr Press, 2011.
Lanchester, John. Capital. London: Faber & Faber, 2012.
Lewycka, Marina. Two Caravans. London: Penguin Books, 2008.
Purves, Libby. Continental Drift. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003/2004.
Tremain, Rose. The Road Home. London: Vintage, 2008.
Grosvenor, Catherine. Cherry Blossom. London: Nick Hern Books, 2008.
McCafferty, Owen. Quietly. London: Faber & Faber, 2012.
Stride, Gavin. The Polish Play. Craigellachie: Craigellachie Village Hall, 2008.
Werenowska, Nicola. Tu i teraz/Here and Now. Portsmouth: Playdead Press, 2013.
THE IMMIGRATION OF POLES TO THE UK DURING COMMUNIST RULE IN POLAND
Brodrick, William. The Day of the Lie. London: Little Brown Book Group, 2012.
Czechowska, Joanna. Sweetest Enemy. UK: Silkmill Press, 2012.
Lipska, Anya. A Devil Under the Skin. London: The Friday Project, 2015.
Lipska, Anya. Death Can't Take a Joke. London: The Friday Project, 2014.
Lipska, Anya. Where the Devil Can't Go. London: The Friday Project, 2013.
THE POST-WAR IMMIGRATION OF POLES TO THE UK
Allen, Claire. The Mountain of Light. London: Headline Book Publishing, 2005.
Chamberlain, Lesley. Girl in a Garden. London: Atlantic Books, 2004.
Czechowska, Joanna. The Black Madonna of Darby. UK: Silkmill Press, 2008.
Towell, Barbara. A Little Piece for Mother. Ballygowan: Spinetinglers, 2012.
THE BRITISH IN POLAND
Emmerson, Daniel. Którędy. Kraków: Skrzat, 2008. (in Polish)
Lipman, Jonathan. Polska Dotty: Carp in the Bathtub, Throttled Buglers, and other Tales of an Englishman in Poland. Amazon CreateSpace, 2011.
Lynch, Helen. The Elephant and the Polish Question. Bristol: MPG Groups Books, 2009.
- Compiled by Joanna Kosmalska