You Re Not Proper

Author: Tariq Mehmood
Publisher: HopeRoad
ISBN: 9781908446374
Size: 10.40 MB
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Winner of the Frances Lincoln ‘Diverse Voices’ Children’s Book Award 2014Karen thinks she's not proper white.Her dad is Pakistani and her mother is white Christian, and somehow she feels as if she doesn't quite fit in... anywhere. So she's made a choice: she's switching sides.Karen’s going to convert to Islam to find her true identity.But Shamshad, her Hijab-wearing school mate, isn’t making things easy for her. What's her deal, anyway? Is Shamshad really any more proper than herself?Trouble and turmoil await in the old textile mill town of Boardhead East, as school battles are replaced by family troubles, name calling turns to physical confrontation and cataclysmic secrets are unveiled.Set against a backdrop of seething Islamaphobia, You're Not Proper is the first in the Striker series, written by Tariq Mehmood and Pete Kalu to shine a light on issues of identity, religion, politics and class affecting young people today - a unique new series in young adult fiction.‘You're Not Properis a real insight into communities more often talked about than listened to. But it’s not just an important book - it's full of heart and a cracking good read as well. Highly recommended!’ Melvin Burgess‘Contemporary and hard-hitting,You're Not Properis the story of two girls with one religion and two very different lifestyles ... High on impact and highly engaging, it truly is a story of our age.’ Jake Hope, critic, librarian and coordinator of the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award

Not Proper Enough A Reforming The Scoundrels Romance

Author: Carolyn Jewel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101589595
Size: 17.56 MB
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Meant to be? The Marquess of Fenris has loved Lady Eugenia from the day he first set eyes on her. Five years ago, pride caused him to earn her enmity. Now she's widowed, and he's determined to make amends and win her heart. But with their near explosive attraction, can he resist his desire long enough to court her properly? After the death of her beloved husband, Lady Eugenia Bryant has come to London to build a new life. Despite the gift of a medallion said to have the power to unite the wearer with her perfect match, Eugenia believes she won't love again. And yet, amid the social whirl of chaperoning a young friend through her first Season, she finds a second chance at happiness. Unfortunately, the Marquess of Fenris threatens her newfound peace. Eugenia dislikes the man, but the handsome and wealthy heir to a dukedom is more charming than he has a right to be. Constantly underfoot, the rogue disturbs her heart, alternately delighting and scandalizing her. And when their relationship takes a highly improper turn, Eugenia must decide if the wrong man isn’t the right one after all.

Song Of Gulzarina

Author: Tariq Mehmood
Publisher:
ISBN: 0995222355
Size: 12.25 MB
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Tariq Mehmood's Song of Gulzarina is a highly involving novel which looks at the life of Saleem Khan, who migrates from Pakistan to Bradford in the 1960s full of expectation and ends up contemplating suicide bombing in 21st-century Manchester. Mehmood deals with some of the really big questions of our time - race, class, oppression, empire and war - through the eyes of a failed father and lover who nonetheless gains our sympathies. - Lindsay German, Counterfire Mehmood is unswerving in his depiction of the racism that existed in Yorkshire mills in the 1970s as well as today's virulent Islamophobia. .... Mehmood's novel is polemical and full of black humour. ... Terror, both state-sponsored and the work of violent extremists, exists and has to be confronted. This is one of the most textured novels I have read about such violence. - Claire Chambers, Huffington Post On the outset, then, Tariq Mehmood's Song of Gulzarina may seem like a predictable political commentary-cum-fable warning against the constraints of ideology and the violence of imperialism. However, it is both the author's and the characters' acute self-awareness of the familiarity of the plot, and their insistence on stressing the nuances of Saleem's journey rather than the gravity of its end, that make for a compelling read. - Abeera Khan Kohl, Journal for Body and Gender Research Song of Gulzarina is a highly impressionable book, for it speaks directly and powerfully to the humanness of the reader. Song of Gulzarina is an absolute worthy read. - Lema Abeng-Nsah Dunia, The Reader's Magazine Tariq Mehmood has written a powerful tale and his voice in the current political climate is important. Through a strong sense of the spoken word, an under-heard narrative gains momentum. This book is pure entertainment but it is also a cautionary tale. A question embedded in a Song. What happens when people are ignored and suppressed for too long? Where does that energy go? It is the reader's gain that this particular writer has put his own spark into Song of Gulzarina. -J Rose, Muscat Tales

Deadly Embrace

Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780731815852
Size: 20.78 MB
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Madison Castelli - the beautiful, talented and street-smart journalist - returns in this thrilling and powerful follow-up to the bestselling LETHAL SEDUCTION... Distraught after finding out her father has been hiding secrets from her all her life - and is possibly involved with the mob - Madison flies to L.A. only to find herself held hostage by masked gunmen. Michael Castelli is being accused of murder. But has he been set up as pay-back for a deed in his past? And could his daughter's life or death situation be connected? He is determined to find out and exact his revenge. And what Michael Castelli wants, Michael Castelli gets...

Manic Streets Of Perth An Australian Comedy

Author: Dave Franklin
Publisher: Baby Ice Dog Press
ISBN:
Size: 13.41 MB
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Perth. It's thousands of miles from anywhere, it's got a rubbish Bell Tower and not enough of the laid-back locals are being eaten by sharks. Well, that's what expat reporter Paul Lewis thinks, but after a lonely Manic Street Preachers fan reveals her disastrously unlucky life suddenly nothing's the same... Manic Streets of Perth - Where a snake-wielding robber is just the start of your troubles. Gentler and warmer than Dave Franklin's other novels, Manic Streets is an easy to read comedy. Length: 67,000 words. "The storytelling is deft, sweet and funny; Brookmyre-esque without the gore, and is recommended. Manics fans, especially Richeyites, will enjoy the frequent references to the band, and the recurring theme of Kim's obsession with Small Black Flowers." - Forever Delayed (Manic Street Preachers website) "Franklin crafts the central players with great ease to such an extent that the hot and mundane Perth streets are secondary. In fact, this enthralling tale could be set in any Australian town or city." - Quest Newspapers "The title may make Dullsville sound exciting, but the protagonist of Manic Streets of Perth is defiantly less than flattering about our fair city. Still, if you like fiction offbeat and on the edgy side, there's plenty of humour, pathos and plain speaking." - Scoop magazine "I loved Manic Streets - there was a great story underlying a slightly madcap series of events and characters that really pulled the reader through. There are some great characters in this story - the self-pitying, slightly idiotic journalist Paul, Kim's father (sans both legs), the support group for people with very unfortunate names, and Kim herself. Kim's just fabulous - real - strong - vivid." - Australian Crime Fiction (Please note this story is also available as part of the bargain-priced anthology, Evil Arse Soup: Three Ultra-Dark Comedies).

The Devil In The Junior League

Author: Linda Francis Lee
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429906463
Size: 12.25 MB
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The Junior League of Willow Creek, Texas, is tres exclusive. Undesirables need not apply. Fredericka Mercedes Hildebrand Ware (Frede to her friends) is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would rather keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge: Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood. But htere's a price: She has to get his tacky, four-inch-stiletto-and-pink-spandex-wearing wife Nikki into the Junior League. Linda Francis Lee has written an hysterical novel about the creme de la creme of Texas society, the lengths to which one woman goes to bring her cheating husband to justice, and how taking on what seems like a "Mission Impossible" can change you in ways you could never have imagined.