White Teeth

White Teeth

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/01/2001
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White Teeth
Smith's fiction: far more original than her name
My maiden name being Smith, it's great to see one of my namesakes write such fantastic prose. Plus, considering it opens with a suicide attempt, I don't th... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet


Shortlisted for the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020 The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140276336
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 383g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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White Teeth
White Teeth
i just couldnt get into this book. Somewhat disappointing after friends had raved about it.
Rachel Rose
White Teeth
make up your own mind...
I found this bloated, tedious and difficult to credit (both in terms of plot and characters) but with occasional glimpses of brilliant prose and originalit... READ MORE
White Teeth
Thoughtful and amusing
Although I would not agree that 'White Teeth' is the 'a-laugh-a-minute' gag fest that critics have made it out to be (from their comments that are splashed... READ MORE
White Teeth
Very overrated!
This book is way too overrated! I really couldn`t get into this book and about half way through I wanted to throw it away. It was way too long and I just w... READ MORE
White Teeth
A Stunning Debut
Zadie Smith is one of the best British writers today and this is, without doubt, one of the best debuts I have ever read. Each of the four characters actin... READ MORE
Jenny Cooke
White Teeth
A beautiful ode to the cultural variety of London in the 20th century told through a heartwarmingly and simultaneously heartbreakingly hilarious saga
A saga of a book. One that grips you and involves you so wholly. This is set in a time before my existence and yet speaks to me as if it were timeless. Be... READ MORE
Tolu Ayo-Ajala
White Teeth
Zadie Smith's First
White Teeth is brilliant and beautiful Zadie Smith’s first book. It follows the stories - past and present - of a couple different families that all ended ... READ MORE
Courtney Bateman