A Beginner's Guide to Acting English (Paperback)

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Shappi Khorsandi was born in 1973 in Tehran and moved to London with her family in 1976 who were exiled after the revolution of 1979. A stand-up comedian, she has performed all over the world including her annual sell-out run at the Edinburgh festival.
Hilarious and heartwarming, this memoir is the story of growing up in a strange land where you don't speak the language, everyone smells like milk, and to top it off, the Ayatollah wants you and your family dead
In the tradition of Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love and Gerald Durrell'sMy Family and Other Animals, comes a story of a young narrator in the midst of her eccentric family. But rather than landed gentry or bohemian travelers, it's a mad extended Iran clan who flee Tehran to 1980s Britain after the fall the Shah. Five year old Shappi and her beloved brother Peyvand arrive with their parents in Londonall cold weather and strange foodwithout a word of English. If adapting to a new culture isn't troubling enough, it soon becomes clear that the Ayatollah's henchmen are in pursuit. With the help of MI5, Shappi's family go into hiding. So apart from checking under the family car for bombs every morning, Shappi's childhood is like any other kidsswings in the park, school plays, kiss-chase, and terrorists.

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ISBN 9780091924775
Genre HUMOR / General
Format Paperback
Pages 311
Publisher Date 2010-07-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ebury Pr
Copyright Year 2010
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.5 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Khorsandi, Shappi
Country of Origin United States

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