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A Beginner's Guide to Acting English

by Shappi Khorsandi
£9.99   paperback  Ebury Press (2010)

A Beginner When you're young just growing up seems hard enough.
But if you've been shipped to a new country and you don't speak a word of the language it's even harder. And if the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead, then that's when it gets really tricky...
Born in Tehran, Shappi is the young, precocious darling of the Khorsandi family - a warm-hearted, eccentric Iranian clan. But when her father takes a job in London, Shappi, her mother and her brother Peyvand follow him there. Then the Islamic Revolution erupts and her father becomes a wanted man.
So this is the story of growing up a stranger in a strange land where everyone smells of milk. It's about learning kiss chase and how to eat fish fingers. But it is also the story of a close-knit family tested by the threat of everything they cherish being taken away.
A Beginner's Guide to Acting English is a heart-warming tale about family, exile and survival.

ISBN 13: 9780091924775 | ISBN 10: 0091924774

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