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Online Book Club. This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik

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The date for the next Online Book Club is Thursday 22nd April. This month's book choice is 'This Green and Pleasant Land' by Ayisha Malik.

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'Tender, challenging and as warm as it was razor-sharp' Beth O'Leary

'If you've read Joanna Cannon I think you'll love this' Simon Savidge

'A sublimely witty and touching story' Jonathan Coe

Everyone has a place they call home. But who gets to decide where you belong?

For years Bilal Hasham and his wife Mariam have lived contented, quiet lives in the sleepy rural village of Babbel's End. Now all that is about to change. On her deathbed, Bilal's mother reaches for his hand. Instead of whispering her final prayers, she gives him a task: build a mosque in his country village.

Mariam is horrified by Bilal's plan. As outrage sweeps Babbel's End, battle lines are drawn. Soon Bilal is forced to choose between community and identity, between faith and friendship, between honouring his beloved mother's last wish and preserving what is held dear in the place that he calls home.

You can download the ebook for free here. Or the audio book version for free here. Unlimited copies will be available from 1st April 2021.

Fancy joining Tina and Danny at the next Book Club chat to discuss 'This Green and Pleasant Land'? We'll be meeting online on Thursday 22nd April at 7pm. It's a very informal gathering of book lovers, including our very own Book Bingo!


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