( free ) Beauty By Raphael Selbourne by Raphael Selbourne

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Beauty in both name and appearance is a twenty year old Bangladeshi back inEngland having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage Forced ontothe jobseeker's treadmill and under extreme domestic pressure she cracks and runs awayHer encounters with officialdom fellow claimants and strangers i I d had this book on the shelf for a while and kept putting off reading it as it reeked of middle class guilt and right on liberalism which couldn t have been further from the truth Mr Selbourne was the first author on the writing course that I m currently on and read from his d but novel and answered uestions about it and writing in general which was just what I needed to get it off the shelf and give it a goThe book is concerned with Beauty a young Muslim girl and Mark someone who appears to be a white racist thug but who ultimately turns out to have heart and moral backbone than most of the other characters in the book The plot is uite simple natural r

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Beauty By Raphael Selbourne

Mour Beauty moves ever closer to making her choicebetween family duty and personal freedom All the while however her brothers aresearching for her across town Can she make the choice herself before she's forced toA sharply rendered compassionate and challenging portrait of a fragmented multiculturalurban Englan Oops left this one at a hotel half way through But it wasn t very good A lot of ham handed dialogue and a bit slow to get off the ground

Raphael Selbourne Ï 8 REVIEW

N the city streetscomplicated by the restrictions and comfort of her language and culture place her at themercy of such unlikely helpers as Mark a friendly Staffordshire bull terrier breeding exoffenderand Peter a middle class underachiever on the rebound from a bitter relationshipWith determination and good hu This is a good read with a strong storyline Although it did feel like reading a documentary of a 20 yr old bangladeshi girl iin UK rather than fiction The whole book is a span of 10 days I did feel like I came to the end too soon Nicely written but Too much bangladeshi words


10 thoughts on “Beauty By Raphael Selbourne

  1. says:

    I'd had this book on the shelf for a while and kept putting off reading it as it reeked of middle class guilt and 'right on' liberalism which couldn't have been further from the truth Mr Selbourne was the first author on the writing course that I'm currently on and read from his début novel and answered uestions about it and writing in general which was just what I needed to get it off the shelf and give it a

  2. says:

    picked up by chance at the free bookshelf i liked this book very much the story of a bangladeshi girl who leaves home to avoid a forced marriage and find three unlikely characters who will help her on her way to finding her own path to follow i was surprised by the ending to be honest i liked the author's description of daily life i

  3. says:

    Reread 2019 2 years later and my feelings for this book haven't changed still incredible and heart breaking in its own way45 5 stars Ok whoo This was such an intense and depressing read in a really uniue way After weeks of

  4. says:

    Set against the less than glamorous urban landscape of Wolverhampton Beauty is a gritty fast paced novel well written with authentic characters The voices complete with Wolverhampton accent are distinct and strong Raphael Selbourne's Wolverham

  5. says:

    I think I must have read a different book from the other reviewers I lived in the area in which the book is set for twenty years and in Wolverhampton for forty years Throughout the first few chapters I was alternately dis

  6. says:

    This is a good read with a strong storyline Although it did feel like reading a documentary of a 20 yr old bangladeshi girl iin UK rather than fiction The whole book is a span of 10 days I did feel like I came to the end too soon Nicely written but Too much bangladeshi words

  7. says:

    A sad read It wasn't as good as I thought it would be as there was little emotion in the book on a tricky subject and that surprised me I also didn't like the ending after all Beauty had been through I thought she should of had a better ending

  8. says:

    Oops left this one at a hotel half way through But it wasn't very good A lot of ham handed dialogue and a bit slow to get off the ground

  9. says:

    A surprise and a delight

  10. says:

    This is a very very good