The Right Sort of Girl (Paperback)
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The Right Sort of Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 21/07/2022
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Filled with tenacity and humour, Anita Rani’s heart-warming memoir charts her journey from growing up in a Punjabi family in 80s Yorkshire to the present day and reflects on what it means to find your identity in between two cultures.

'I'm a girl and northern and brown, didn't you know - a triple threat!'

Fizzing with energy, hilarity and charm, The Right Sort of Girl is a coming-of-age story of identity.

Trying to navigate her Indian world at home and the British world outside her front door, Anita Rani was a girl who didn't fit in anywhere. She was always destined to stand out: from playing Mary in her otherwise all white nursery nativity to growing up in eighties Yorkshire with her Punjabi family, spending evenings in the factory her parents owned whilst trying to figure out how best to get rid of hair that seemed to be growing EVERYWHERE.

Anita shares the lessons she wishes her younger self could have known: 'Freedom is Complicated', 'You Will Fall In Love and Be Loved' and, most importantly, 'Your Anger is Legitimate'. How did she manage to become the powerhouse she is, whilst battling against being too white inside her home, too brown outside of it?

This story of a second-generation British Indian woman up north is also a tale of tenacity and a life lived with positivity and humour. If you have ever felt alone, different, or just not the right sort of girl, this is the book for you.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788704243
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“Just couldn’t connect”

As a triple threat also - Asian, Female and Northern or whatever Anita has said I felt wow I’ll connect. The thing is Anita wants you to feel sorry for her - wants you to think how far she’s come. But at the end of... More

Hardback edition
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“A simple story with raw emotion, just lovely.”

Really enjoyed learning about Anita’s past. She has a real personable way of telling her story. I love that there is no big drama in this book or one big incident that defines the entire story, as most autobiographies... More

Hardback edition
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“A truly memorable & enjoyable read”

I loved this book, I found Anita’s story really resonated with my experience even though I don’t have an Asian background. I would like my 13 year old granddaughter to read it & find inspiration and comfort. She... More

Paperback edition
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