No one had heard of Nadiya Hussain until she won the Great British Bake Off last year, and since then she’s been taken to the nation’s heart with her own television show, and now a debut novel!
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters was published today and is available now, and follows the story of three sisters of Bangladeshi heritage who live in a small village in England. Writing novels is a far cry from baking but the novel sounds like an interesting reflection of modern British life and is likely to be a best seller.
It’s been reported that Nadiya Hussain has a deal for three novels so if you like this one then you can expect more from the author who has taken to the limelight like a duck to water!
The baker turned author was on BBC Radio 2 today talking about the novel and the things she uses for inspiration. Nadiya says she carries a notebook around with her and blames her father for the most comical lines in the book. She certainly comes across as funny and gregarious but marks The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters as drama rather than comedy.
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is available from Wednesday 11th January and given the author’s success since her Bake Off win last year we’ll be very surprised if it’s not a resounding success!
With Illustrations by Russell T. Davies!
Books and Doctor Who go together like bread and jam. The Doctor is enthused by knowledge and learning and in his own words “Books, the best weapons in the world!” and so I’m pretty excited to hear the news that the first Doctor Who Poetry Collection is coming and will be published by BBC Books later this year. Read More
This month’s list contains some well known books and whether you read them as new releases, or they offer some inspiration for the TBR today, we hope you enjoy our literary travel through 50 years.
A while back we told you about the Roger Heargreaves’ Mr Men/Doctor Who mash up that was in the works, and finally we will wait no longer! They. Have. Arrived!
Before we show you the first lot on offer, let’s have a moment to prepare ourselves, while The Warp Zone sing the song of my people…
After the success of the film adaptation of Kingsman: Secret Service in 2015, there is due another release out very soon named Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The latest movie boasts a fabulous cast of Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and more.
The second film does not appear to be a comic book adaptation, but a stand-alone story. Excitingly, along with the film release, Kingsman creator Mark Millar has announced a new comic book release too. This is excellent news for Kingsman fans, as the title seems to hint towards further movie tie-ins… Check out Mark’s tweet below, and the trailer to the newest Kingsman movie.