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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 in an English non descript town, they re very accurate and vivid the characters are well rounded and realistic, and they develop during the story, as does the s 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 in an English non descript town, they re very accurate and vivid the characters are well rounded and realistic, and they develop during the story, as does the sympathy you feel for the different people at least this is what happened to me it s very hard to put down, the book s so well written that you really want to know what happens next it s nice to also see ourselves from Beauty s point of view the author s studied Islamic Studies, and i think in a lot of the book it shows that he knows what he s talking about [[ Epub ]] ⇣ Beauty ✗ 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 in the city streets,complicated 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 exoffender,and Peter, a middle class underachiever on the rebound from a bitter relationshipWith determination and good humour, 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 to A sharply rendered, compassionate and challenging portrait of a fragmented, multiculturalurban England Reread 2019 2 years later and my feelings for this book haven t changed, still incredible and heart breaking in its own way.4.5 5 stars Ok, whoo This was such an intense and depressing read, in a really unique way After weeks of struggling with my dear reading slump, this book just slapped me in the face I got no way to describe what I felt while reading Beauty This picture of England is so depressing, yet so true Our three main characters are very different from each other, but all are Reread 2019 2 years later and my feelings for this book haven t changed, still incredible and heart breaking in its own way.4.5 5 stars Ok, whoo This was such an intense and depressing read, in a really unique way After weeks of struggling with my dear reading slump, this book just slapped me in the face I got no way to describe what I felt while reading Beauty This picture of England is so depressing, yet so true Our three main characters are very different from each other, but all are lost, struggling to find goals in life that will bring them happiness The reality of Muslim families is beautifully depicted, the constant pressure and abuse towards the daughters just plain sad Struggling for words Hhh The ending is a surprise, a magnificent lesson, about how far one would go for their family 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 Wolverhampton is realistic and tough, the communities portrayed have difficult lives, little money and few opportunities.Beauty Begum is a young woman from a Bangladeshi family, on the run from an arranged marriage to a much older man In her flight she is hel 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 Wolverhampton is realistic and tough, the communities portrayed have difficult lives, little money and few opportunities.Beauty Begum is a young woman from a Bangladeshi family, on the run from an arranged marriage to a much older man In her flight she is helped by Mark, an unlikely friend perhaps, a white ex prisoner and breeder of dangerous dogs His neighbour, middle class Peter, on the run from his own relationship, takes an interest in Beauty too Beauty meets many people as she negotiates her way through the benefit system, and gets some work expierence in a care home The people she meets, and things she sees help her to make some difficult but important decisions It is surprising or is it who turns out to be reliable and safe, and whose motives are less wholesome An excellent read, I enjoyed thoroughly 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 distracted and annoyed by the inaccurate geography and the woeful attempt to capture the Wolverhampton accent compounded by irritating phonetic spelling It was not representative of the place I knew and I was left wondering if the if the author had ever even BEEN to Wolverhampto 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 distracted and annoyed by the inaccurate geography and the woeful attempt to capture the Wolverhampton accent compounded by irritating phonetic spelling It was not representative of the place I knew and I was left wondering if the if the author had ever even BEEN to Wolverhampton Added to this, poorly drawn class race stereotypes and the hammy dialogue were enough to make me abandon the book after a few chapters Absolute twaddle This is a good read with a strong storyline Although, it did feellike 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. 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. 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. A surprise and a delight This is a very, very good book Believable characters and a story that makes you think It s got a deft ending too