The Kabul Beauty School (Paperback)
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Published: 24/04/2014
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The remarkable true story of the bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, and the real women she met in Afghanistan

'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour' LA TIMES

In a little beauty school in the war zone of Kabul, a community of women comes together, all with stories to tell.

DEBBIE, the American hairdresser who co-founds the training salon. As the burqas are removed in class, curls are coiffed and make-up is applied, Debbie's students share with her their stories - and their hearts.

MINA, forcibly married to a man in repayment of a family debt and threatened with having her child taken away.

ROSHANNA, a tearful young bride terrified her in-laws will discover she's not a virgin.

And NAHIDA, the prize pupil who bears the scars of her Taliban husband's approval.

In the Kabul Beauty School, these women and many others find a safe haven and the seeds of their future independence.

From the bestselling author of THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, this is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling true story.

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PRAISE FOR DEBORAH RODRIGUEZ:

'Deborah Rodriguez is brilliant at transporting her readers to far flung destinations' SUNDAY EXPRESS

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If you love The Kite Runner you'll love The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. This compelling story of a cafe in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there, is full of heart and intelligence' LOOK MAGAZINE

'A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanity' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'An eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survival' GRAZIA

'A heart-warming tale about female friendships' COSMOPOLITAN

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Captivating and addictive. The perfect book club read' TAKE A BREAK

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751555769
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 129 x 200 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor - New York Times

Bighearted and entertaining, Kabul Beauty School has a conversational style, but Rodriguez never shies away from the misery and oppression she encounters in the poor, rigidly patriarchal country - Entertainment Weekly

Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour - LA Times

Colourful, suspenseful, funny... This witty and insightful memoir will be perfect for women's reading groups - Publishers Weekly

A very gutsy, real-life adventure story for women . . . This lively memoir is full of darkly funny moments - a customer who had never seen a blow dryer thinks it's a gun and runs screaming from the salon chair - and the humor leavens the horror stories about life in this war-torn land - People

[Rodriguez's] descriptions are endearingly frank (even about her own social gaffes), and her attempts to help those in need are inspirational and engaging - Washington Post

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“A pageturning read”

This book is the true account of one woman's struggle to bring the women of Afghanistan friendship, hope, freedom and independence. It inspired her to write the novel The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul, often... More

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