Modern fictionDebut novel from Meera Syal, who wrote the screenplays to Bhaji on the Beach and My Sister Wife. This is the story of nine-year- old Meena, an Indian girl growing up in the sixties, daughter of the only Punjabi family in the Midlands' mining village of Tollington. "Anita and Me is full of pleasure. The book is expertly structured and engagingly written, illuminated throughout by Meena's ironical reverence and robustness of spirit. I can give it no higher recommendation" Laura Tennant, Guardian.