The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

Nadiya Hussain

ISBN
9780008192297
Pub date
12/01/2017
Imprint
HQ
Binding
Paperback
Format
Trade Paperback 153x234mm
Extent
384 pages
Price
£10.99

Book Overview


Oldest sister Fatima – or as her family have always nicknamed her Fatti (which she worryingly suspects has just as much to do with her inability to lose weight and guilty pleasure love of Primula squeezy cheese as it does her birth name), is having a particularly hard time finding her place in the world, especially when a family tragedy strikes and Fatima discovers that she was adopted. Her aunt in Bangladesh is her real mother, leaving Fatima questioning everything she thought she knew about her family.

As each sister struggles with life, love and faith, as Farah learns to cope when her husband has an accident, Bubblee learns to stop judging other people’s lives and Mae faces burgeoning Youtube stardom, Fatima learns what it really means to be a big sister and to bring her family back together by organising a big village bake sale to help fund rebuilding the family business.

About the author


Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015's Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK. This is her debut novel

Reviews


‘A lovely story about family, faith and self-acceptance’
Red Magazine

‘Packed with humour and warmth’
Heat 5*

‘The winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off proves she’s more than just a dab hand with a piping bag’
Daily Telegraph

‘A tasty start to 2017’
Metro Most Anticipated Books of the Year

‘The Secret Lives Of The Amir Sisters puts faith and family secrets under the microscope’
Good Housekeeping

‘Breezy, funny and winning’
Daily Mail