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The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla

The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla

Author: Halima Khatun

Publisher: Hayat House

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Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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From the award-winning author of The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage, comes book 2 in the Secret Series. And I thought finding a husband was hard... One couple. Three months. 600 guests (most of whom I’ve never met) and LOTS of opinions. Welcome to my big fat Bangladeshi wedding. To do: - [ ] Find top makeup artist - [ ] Create meaningful favours - [ ] Outdo my cousins impending nuptials - [ ] Have nervous breakdown? I’ve found my dream man but will my wedding day be a nightmare? If Fleabag and Bridget Jones got together over tea and a samosa, this is what you’d get. Former journalist Halima Khatun’s hilarious follow-up to The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage is a must read for anyone looking for British wit with a multicultural twist. Read the whole The Secret series! #1 The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage #2 The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla Free related short story from the mother of the bride’s perspective: No One Ever Asks Mum. Keywords: bengali, Bangladeshi fiction, bridezilla book, funny reads, heartwarming stories, arranged marriage, books by woc, women of colour, women of color, strong Muslim female, Muslim girl books, British chick lit, British-Bengali, British Muslim, British Asian, diverse reads, funny chick-lit, women’s fiction by women of colour, women’s fiction, sweet romance, cultural insight, women in Islam, British Bangladeshi, biographical fiction. About the author 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 halimabobs.com. This is where she also shares updates on her novels.

The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla

The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla

Author: Halima Khatun

Publisher:

ISBN: 1916318339

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Page: 396

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The follow up to award-winning The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage, by former journalist Halima Khatun. Acerbic British with with a multicultural twist at its best.

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

Author: Halima Khatun

Publisher: Hayat House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Winner of the 2021 Bookbrunch Selfie Award for Best Adult Fiction. Meet the Bengali Bridget Jones... If you like British chick lit books with strong women of colour, then this is for you. What the press are saying about The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage: “Rebranding arranged marriages”, BBC Asian Network “Halima Khatun decided to write a book because nobody was talking. More specifically, nobody was talking about arranged marriages,” MyLondon “It’ll make you laugh a lot... and maybe cry a bit,” Asian Life magazine. Blurb 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, having never fully fit in with my English friends or Asian community, 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. Not your average arranged marriage romance or British chick-lit, It’ll change your view of matchmaking for good… Reader reviews: "This is a great book to read on transport or going on holidays. I finished mine in no time and laughed lots!" "I loved reading this book! Such an enjoyable read which was hilarious at some points but also really highlighted how arranged marriages are viewed from different perspectives, especially in western society. It’s hard to find a book that isn’t too ‘heavy’ but also covers important issues and makes you really empathise with the main character - I even shed a tear at one point! This would be great to pack with you for your holidays or for the daily commute, it’s a real page turner and is actually very relatable even if the concept of arrange marriages is something you’re not familiar with. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a fun read but something a bit different from the usual chick-lit." "I started this book late one evening and just couldn’t put it down! i really enjoyed it. I love the writing style and the self-deprecating humour. it’s a real window into a world I don’t know at all and I found it fascinating. I’m left wanting to know what happens next!" Read the whole The Secret series! #1 The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage #2 The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla Free related short story from the mother of the bride’s perspective: No One Ever Asks Mum. Keywords: arranged marriage, books by woc, women of colour, women of color, strong Muslim female, Muslim girl books, British chick lit, British-Bengali, British Muslim, British Asian, diverse reads, funny chick-lit, women’s fiction by women of colour, women’s fiction, sweet romance, cultural insight, women in Islam, British Bangladeshi, biographical fiction. About the author 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 HalimaBobs.com. This is where she also shares updates on her novels, as well as her author website HalimaKhatun.co.uk. Halima is a regular guest on the BBC Asian Network and frequently contributes to the HuffPost.

The Secret Diary of a Bengali Newlywed

The Secret Diary of a Bengali Newlywed

Author: Halima Khatun

Publisher: Hayat House

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Category: Fiction

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New husband. New city. New in-laws and new expectations. Welcome to my life as a Bengali newlywed. They say you don't just marry the guy, you marry the whole family. They also say you don't really know someone until you live with them. But, surely, after the challenge of finding a man, and the nightmare of planning my big fat Bangladeshi wedding, this newlywed phase is the easy bit, right? Right?! From award-winning author Halima Khatun, comes the latest instalment in The Secret series, where the glass half-full heroine navigates her biggest life changes yet, with her unique blend of self-deprecation and acerbic humour. The Secret Diary of a Bengali Newlywed explores race, identity, belonging and family in a way only Halima Khatun knows how. Keywords: British chick-lit, diverse reads, Muslim fiction, British Asian dating, Bengali comedy, Romantic comedy, contemporary romantic comedy, books by women of colour, own voice fiction, multicultural romance, women's fiction, diverse rom-coms, romantic comedy, funny women’s fiction.

Priceless Publicity

Priceless Publicity

Author: H Khatun

Publisher: Hayat House

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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Getting good media coverage for your business isn't cheap... The cost of a full-page advert in a national newspaper, i.e. Daily Mail: £30,000+ / $36,000+ USD The average cost of hiring a PR agency: approx. £3,000 / $3790 USD per month Hiring an in-house PR manager - £2,500+ / $3,158 USD per month Doesn't it make more sense to do it yourself? If so, then this book is for you. Perfect for small businesses, authors, consultants and start-ups, in this in-depth book, Priceless Publicity, I tell you what other PR agencies won't - how to secure free, credible and invaluable media coverage for your brand. With over 30 easily digestible chapters, you will learn everything you need to know to be able to become your business' own PR guru. You can learn in your own time - at your own pace - whilst still running your business. This book covers teaches you how to get money-can't-buy media coverage wherever you are in the world, and whatever line of business you are in. There's no classroom theory here, it's all practical and packed full of real examples of media coverage I've secured. So no more: - trying and failing to interest journalists in your business' stories - wasted hours spent Googling how to write a press release - seeing your competitors get coverage you deserve - guesswork Instead, try an alternative solution that really works - empowering yourself to do your own PR, build your brand, and grow your business through the power of priceless publicity. This book is perfect for you if you're a: Start-up Author Small business owner Consultant Entrepreneur Freelancer Why I created this book... I created this book to help businesses like yours reap the benefits of media publicity, without having to spend a fortune on an agency. As a small business owner myself, I understand that being lean is key, but at the same time, you need to invest to grow and market your brand. So this book is the perfect solution - rather than investing money and outsourcing your PR, you're investing in yourself by doing your own. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give your business the greatest chance of success with this book. It will be the best investment you've made. Keywords: Small business marketing, PR, public relations, start-ups, startups, media coverage, how to grow your business, how to build your brand, free publicity, marketing books, PR books, business books, tips for small businesses.