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One girl's experience of arranged marriage and subsequent widowhood in India

Frances Mary Hendry

Suitable for:  Age 9+ years

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275347-2
Publication date: 01/04/2004
Paperback: 128 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Chandra is looking forward to her arranged marriage - her new husband is open-minded and modern-thinking. But when he dies shortly after their wedding Chandra realizes that she is now the property of her husband's family who blame her for their son's death. She escapes into the desert and eventually finds her way home - but her husband's family are hot on her heels.


  • Over 25,000 copies sold
  • Winner of the Writer's Guild Award and the Lancashire Book Award
  • Ever-popular with Asian girls, and girls everywhere
  • Powerful and original storyline dealt with in a sympathetic, yet exciting way
  • Indian culture is very popular at the current time

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  • Not only a gripping tale, but a valuable reminder that tradition will everywhere hold its power. - The Observer
  • an exceptionally fine book...This is an incredibly moving book, which is highly recommended - Books for Keeps
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