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Roopa Farooki was born in Lahore in Pakistan, and brought up in London. She graduated from New College, Oxford in 1995 and worked in advertising before turning to write fiction. Roopa now lives in North London and South West France with her husband, twin baby girls and two sons. Bitter Sweets, her first novel, was nominated for the Orange Award for new Writers 2007. Roopa's novels have been published internationally and translated into a dozen languages.

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If you like Roopa Farooki you might also like to read books by Nadeem Aslam, Jhumpa Lahiri and Andrea Levy.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Roopa Farooki

The Good Children by Roopa Farooki
The Good Children
Roopa Farooki
A novel in three parts relating the lives, loves and sensitivities of four Pakistani siblings from 1938 to 2009 and told from each person’s point of view. Their domineering Muslim mother remains in Lahore while the two boys study or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Good Children by Roopa Farooki
The Good Children
Roopa Farooki
A novel in three parts relating the lives, loves and sensitivities of four Pakistani siblings from 1938 to 2009 and told from each person’s point of view. Their domineering Muslim mother remains in Lahore while the two boys study or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki
The Flying Man
Roopa Farooki
August 2012 Book of the Month. A beautifully written, evocative story of the life of an utterly selfish, dishonest, lazy, loveable rogue. Born in Pakistan, Maqil, this born survivor, quickly finds his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
The Way Things Look To Me by Roopa Farooki
The Way Things Look To Me
Roopa Farooki
Longlisted for the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize. A thoroughly enjoyable family drama about duty and loyalty and finding your own way. Farooki writes with a beautiful style that sweeps you along with the characters, totally absorbing you in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2009
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
Bitter Sweets
Roopa Farooki
The story of a Bangladeshi family who all seem to lie to each other. The culture differences are lightly handled with a few eye-openers to startle one, the deceptions are huge and the whole thing bubbles with humour. It’s a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2007
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
Bitter Sweets
Roopa Farooki
This is a brilliant first novel; perceptive, colourful and a joy to read. Ricky Karim, a wealthy Bengali, discovers on his wedding night that he has been duped into an arranged marriage with a girl he does not love or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2007

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