By Ali, Monica
In Love Marriage, Yasmin and Joe, both doctors working in the same hospital, are about to get married. Joe is the son of a famous feminist writer and icon, Harriet Sangster, while Yasmin is the daughter of a south London GP. In the opening scenes the two families meet for the fir...st time. Love Marriage is a brilliant novel about who we are and how we love in today's Britain. An exploration of the psychology of relationships, it brings together flawed characters stitched together by (largely) good intentions into a rich tapestry, frayed by misunderstandings and secrets. What starts as a striking social comedy develops into a heart-breaking and gripping story of two cultures, two families and two people trying to understand one another. Praise for Monica Ali: 'A writer with a keen eye for physical and emotional detail, and a style, mixing the tart with the lyrical which pulls you fast into her chosen world' The Times 'Ali's assured writing and gentle humour are a constant delight' Daily MailRead more
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Monica Ali is a bestselling writer whose work has been translated into 26 languages. She is the author of five books: Brick Lane, Alentejo Blue, In the Kitchen, Untold Story and Love Marriage. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2003 was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. She has been nominated for, amongst others, the Booker Prize, the George Orwell Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and in the U.S. has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in London.
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