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A Beginner's Guide to Acting English
by Shappi Khorsandi | Humor
Registered by LyzzyBee of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Caterinaanna): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, 2012

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(charity shop, 26 November 2011)

The comedian’s early years, from the time she moved with her family from Iran to England, with refugee status and a father who was wanted by the Ayatollah’s regime and was at serious risk, yet kept publishing satirical articles and sheltering his fellow-countrypeople. The politics are all seen from a very well portrayed child’s perspective, and the fact that for every struggle to explain fishfingers to her mum there’s a racist incident at school or a menacing phone call give this book an edge and emotional depth that I wasn’t entirely expecting. A good read. 


Journal Entry 2 by LyzzyBee at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (4/28/2012 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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At the meetup. If not taken, it will go on the OBCZ shelf.

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Journal Entry 3 by Caterinaanna at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Picked up at April's Birmingham Meet-up. 


Journal Entry 4 by Caterinaanna at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 05, 2013

9 out of 10

Fleeing Iran because at real risk from the new regime, Shappi Korshandi found herself and her brother in an alien environment. We moved far from our extended family when I was about the same age, so I recognised many of the events and feelings she described - although I cannot claim to have suffered the same degree of culture shock or fear for those left behind. In spite of the sadnesses, little Shappi is resilient and irrepressible. She does not spare us gory details of which she only became aware as an adult, and the descriptions of what happened to her uncles should be required reading for anyone who has made light of people leaving their homes because 'they don't like the politics' of whoever is in power. 


Journal Entry 5 by Caterinaanna at Lyng Hall School Staff Room in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 05, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (1/7/2013 UTC) at Lyng Hall School Staff Room in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom

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