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The Barber's Clever Wife

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This is comical retelling of an Indian legend from the Punjab, about a lazy barber and his quick-witted wife. When the barber drives away all his customers with his slapdash techniques, his wife sends him to the king to seek financial help - or else they'll starve. The king provides them with a plot of barren land, but thanks to the clever wife's fertile imagination the couple's fortunes take a turn for the better. But will her ingenuity be any match for the trickery of a persistent band of thieves, determined to cash in on the couple's new-found success

Genre: Children's Fiction

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May 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Barber's Clever Wife: A Bloomsbury Reader (Bloomsbury Readers)
Author(s): Narinder Dhami
ISBN: 1-4729-6761-5 / 978-1-4729-6761-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
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August 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Year 5: the Barber's Clever Wife (White Wolves: Traditional Stories)
Author(s): Narinder Dhami
ISBN: 0-7136-6860-1 / 978-0-7136-6860-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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