Nasreen Akhtar holds a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics: Socio-Cultural Approaches from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her first degree was in Hispanic Studies with Linguistics which she obtained from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, graduating with honours. She was born in 1974 and came to the UK with her Pakistani parents when she was 4 years of age. She is the proprietor of the book publishing imprint greenbirds which she set up with help from the Prince’s Trust.
Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet) whose striking cover was also illustrated and designed by Nasreen, is her compelling début and greenbirds’ first title. It has been shortlisted to receive the Book to Talk About 2009 award.
This is the first memoir of its kind ever to have been published in the UK by a modern female proud of her British identity as well as her Asian Muslim heritage. It’s author, Nasreen Akhtar is a hopeful romantic who adores vanilla cheesecake.
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March 2009 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the World Book Day 2009 Book to Talk About. If you have ever taken the plunge in to internet dating there is so much that will make you laugh in this book and also be quite re-assuring that the same experiences are had by all. Nasreen is looking for love but also someone who shares her culture and faith. Honest and funny this is a great read and highly recommended.
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