How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage

How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 07/09/2023
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How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
Oh oh trouble ahead!
Very entertaining story about the pitfalls of arranged marriages. The moral of this story is don’t keep secrets and especially not from your mother. Enlig... READ MORE
How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
A funny and tender ode to the pitfalls of family drama!
I really enjoyed this heartfelt family drama that gives a great insight into the different aspects of modern arranged marriages, especially in the UK. I wa... READ MORE
Emily at Tenterden


He's the perfect catch (according to his mother). From Dr Amir Khan, How (Not) To Have an Arranged Marriage is a timely, heartfelt novel which looks at all aspects of modern arranged marriages. Yousef is the golden child to his strict Pakistani parents, overshadowing his younger sister, Rehana. As he finishes his medical degree in London, Yousef's life appears to be mapped out for him: become a doctor, marry a suitable girl of his parents' choosing and, above all, make his family proud. Then Yousef meets Jess. A fellow medical student, Jess presents a complication to the plan. Suddenly, Yousef finds himself torn between two worlds - keeping each a secret from the other. Then, as graduation day looms, Yousef's mother informs him that she's started looking for his wife...

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035008223
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 584g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 45 mm

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How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
A great read !
Yousef is adored by his mother , she favours her son over her daughter . She will stop at nothing to get her way ,her son will be a surgeon and he will mar... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
A fantastic Desi Fiction book!
I have been looking forward to diving into this since I saw it on several social media channels, and having read the blurb, it felt like a story right up m... READ MORE
How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage
I love Dr Amir - he is a great source of all things medical related and he explains them all in a very easy to understand way, even the complicated ones. H... READ MORE