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Beauty and the Beast

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'With Jane-Austen levels of romantic mis-understandings, mis-readings, over-thinking, leaping-to-conclusions and obstacles-to-overcome, this is a brilliant, insightful and richly comic Brit-Asian romance.'
Indra Khanna. Independent Curator

'Randhawa's words are FRESH, FUNKY and FABULOUS. Her hot-headed heroine, Hari-jan had my heart pumping as she zig-zags through the difficulties of growing up Asian in a British world. Heart-breaking and hilarious all at once, Beauty and the Beast is an interesting look at identity and belonging.
Atiha Sen Gupta, playwright & screenwriter (SKINS. What Fatima Did)

'Beauty and the Beast is a very enjoyable read. It had me literally laughing out loud. As a young British Asian I could really relate to the characters' lives, feelings and experiences. In places I felt as if I was reading about myself, my own family and friends.'
Sarah Ismail.

'Amusing, unsettling, and unexpectedly powerful at times - a great insight to contemporary British Asian life.'
Shirani Sabaratnam. Television Executive

'Problems? Confusions? Contradictions? I got them all and if you've got them, then FLAUNT them is my motto.' Meet Harjinder (aka Hari-jan): 'A' level student, supermarket worker and desperate journalist. Feisty and impulsive, Hari-jan can't refuse a dare and to make matters worse has fallen in love with the wrong boy.
Her best friend Ghazala has taken to wearing the hijab and mentoring racists.
Can Hari-jan battle through the hurdles and win her man?
Can Ghazala work out how to do Good in her own way?
A sparkling, coming-of-age novel about life, love and friendship.

Genre: Inspirational

Used availability for Ravinder Randhawa's Beauty and the Beast

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Beauty and the Beast: enemies. romance. fireworks.
Author(s): Ravinder Randhawa
ISBN: 1-5007-9037-0 / 978-1-5007-9037-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Beauty and the Beast: enemies. romance. fireworks.
Author(s): Ravinder Randhawa
Publisher: Two K Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU