A Blonde Bengali Wife e-book

When I first reviewed A Blonde Bengali Wife, Anne Hamilton’s travel autobiography of her time as a volunteer in Bangladesh, I was awed by her accomplishments but I never imagined that these might extend to taking over Lothian Life.

I still don’t know whether it is Anne’s positive attitude to the world that enabled her to see past the corruption, the desperation and the expectations – or lack of them, in this often forgotten country. I do know that I would not have coped anything like as well were I to find myself in a similar situation, the only white person, a woman at that, who doesn’t speak the language. I could not cope with the food, the toilets, the squalor, the apparent helplessness of it all without collapsing in despair at least once a day, and I know I would never have become a ginger Bengali wife.

Anne not only survived with a smile on her face, she returns  regularly, now with her son, Simon, to visit the charity she was moved to set up, Bhola’s Children, which provides home and education for disabled children, whose parents can not care for them.

The profits from sales of this book go to this charity, which is one good reason to buy it. Another is that it is simply a very enjoyable read, with warm, charming, surprisingly pragmatic characters who will endear themselves to you. And just to prove it, the new, re-edited A Blonde Bengali Wife has become an Amazon Kindle eBook Bestseller in ALL the categories in which it’s marketed (UK and dotcom) and even hit #1 in the UK’s World Literature/Asia.


Price £2.99


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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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