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Brick Lane


Brick Lane, named after a street at the heart of London’s Bangladeshi community, follows the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi woman who moves to London at the age of 18, to marry an older man, Chanu. At first her English consists only of “sorry" and “thank you”. The novel explores her life in Tower Hamlets, as well as the character of Chanu, and their larger ethnic community. With clear links to London, Brick Lane is a perfect fit for Books about Town.

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Charlotte Brown

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