Today we're celebrating Anne Hamilton's new release with LL Publications, A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE!
Between her travels, Anne Hamilton currently lives in Scotland where she is working on a novel whilst studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. Anne and her husband celebrated the birth of their first baby in August 2010.
"Well, they all said that Bangladesh would be an experience. I don’t know about you, but this is the first time I've slept with someone three minutes after meeting them."
For Anne Hamilton, a three-month winter programme of travel and "cultural exchange" in a country where the English language, fair hair, and a rice allergy are all extremely rare was always going to be interesting, challenging, and frustrating. What they didn't tell Anne was that it would also be sunny, funny, and the start of a love affair with this unexplored area of Southeast Asia.
A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE shows the lives beyond the poverty, monsoons, and diarrhoea of Bangladesh and charts a vibrant and fascinating place where one minute Anne is levelling a school playing field "fit for the national cricket team," and then cobbling together a sparkly outfit for a formal wedding the next. Along with Anne are the essential ingredients for survival: a travel-savvy Australian sidekick, a heaven-sent adopted family, and a short, dark, and handsome boy-next-door.
During her adventures zipping among the dusty clamour of the capital Dhaka, the longest sea beach in the world at Cox’s Bazaar, the verdant Sylhet tea gardens, and the voluntary health projects of distant villages, Anne amasses a lot of friends, stories...and even a husband.
A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE is the "unexpected travelogue" that reads like a comedy of manners to tell the other side of the story of Bangladesh.
Royalties from the sale of A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE will go to benefit Bhola’s Children, a home and school for orphaned and disabled children on the island of Bhola (UK registered charity No. 1118345).
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