The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage (häftad)
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The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage (häftad)

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

Häftad Engelska, 2020-02-12
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A British-Bengali girl looking for Mr Right.  A motley crew of men, some hoping it?s them.  A mum on a mission to match make.  And an age-old tradition with a twist. 

Welcome to the world of the arranged marriage.

?While I?m young, (somewhat) free and single, time is - by Bengali standards - marching on.  I?ve got to meet my dream man, or at least someone I can grow to like, and get married.  The trouble is, I don?t really know what - or who ? I?m looking for.       

Luckily (or not) for me, arranged marriages are still a thing.  So alongside my own dating efforts, it?s everyone?s business - from my adorable yet overbearing mum, to pretend aunties and profiteering opportunists - to find me a match.  With all this help, I?m pretty sure I?ll land a husband, but will he be ?The One???        

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage lifts the lid on the intriguing world of British-Bengali matrimony.  The debut novel from former journalist Halima Khatun explores family, identity and belonging with acerbic humour. 

It?ll change your view of matchmaking for good?    
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asian life magazine  - "you'll laugh a lot and cry a bit"

reader review - this is a great book to read on transport or going on holidays. i finished mine in no time and laughed lots!

This is a genuine and light-hearted book; opening the door on the lives of many young South-Asian British in the UK. It is a timely read in racism rising post-Brexit society. We need more books that celebrate diversity and show that no matter how different we may seem to be, we all have the same needs, aspirations and hopes. We might just go slightly differently about it... and that's the fun!

reader review - this was a great book - it was a page-turner that made me laugh a lot and cry (just a bit). by the end, i felt i knew the characters personally, and i can't wait to find out what happens next - i certainly hope there is a next book!

Övrig information

Halima Khatun is a former journalist (having worked for ITV and the BBC), writer and PR consultant.

Since she was a child, she knew that words would be her thing. With a lifelong passion for writing, Halima wrote her first novel - a coming-of-age children's story - at the age of 12. It was politely turned down by all the major publishing houses. However, proving that writing was indeed her forte, Halima went on to study English and journalism and was one of just four people in the UK to be granted a BBC scholarship during her postgraduate studies.

She has since written for a number of publications including the HuffPost and Yahoo! Style, and has been featured in the Express, Metro and other national publications. Halima also blogs on lifestyle, food and travel and parenthood on This is where she also shares updates on her novels.

You can connect with Halima on Facebook here:, or twitter

Having spent years in London, Halima has resettled in Manchester with her family.