A Glasgow Girl

A Glasgow Girl: A memoir of growing up and finding your voice

Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 25/04/2024
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'I loved this book . . . incredibly moving' Reverend Richard Coles

'A treasure of a book' Fern Britton

'Full of beauty, wit and inner strength' Samira Ahmed

The heart-warming memoir from the much-loved broadcaster

A Glasgow Girl is the coming of age story of Aasmah Mir's childhood growing up in 1970s Glasgow. From a vivacious child to a teenage loner, Aasmah candidly shares the highs and lows of growing up between two cultures - trying to fit in at school and retreating to the safe haven of a home inhabited by her precious but distant little brother and Helen, her family's Glaswegian guardian angel.

Intricately woven into this moving memoir is the story of Aasmah's mother, as we follow her own life as a young girl in 1950s Pakistan to 1960s Scotland and beyond. Both mother and daughter fight, are defeated and triumph in different battles in this sharp and moving story. A Glasgow Girl is a remarkable memoir about family, identity and finding yourself where you are.

This book was previously titled A Pebble in the Throat.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472288554
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 273g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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