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AS OF AUGUST 2016 A BLONDE BENGALI WIFE AS MOVED TO ITS NEW HOME ON MY WEBSITE AT http://www.writerightediting.co.uk/
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First published in September 2010 and launched in October 2010.
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Monday, 15 November 2010
The book that inspired a charity
The detail is in the preface to A Blonde Bengali Wife, but put simply Dinah fell in love with the country and the people in exactly the way I had done. More so, she was totally inspired by the work Ali was doing on the island of Bhola, and came home with the plan to set up a charity to support him. Thus was born Bhola's Children and a lifelong relationship between us and them.
Still no sign of a publisher - but did it matter now?
Well, some more excellent rejections ('great book but we've just taken on one about a female cyclist in Sierra Leone' or 'if only the author was famous we'd snap it up' and - my personal favourite - 'there's just not enough sex or violence. Can she jazz it up a bit?') when I met, purely by chance Zetta Brown of LL-Publications who heard an outline of the story and asked to see the manusript in full. She liked it, she offered a contract. And finally...
it's been a very long journey but the diary which became a book which was instrumental in establishing a charity has its formal LAUNCH TODAY. More details tomorrow!