twitter join us on facebook
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

The Marriage Bureau For Rich People Number 1 in series by Farahad Zama

The Marriage Bureau For Rich People Number 1 in series

Part of the Marriage Bureau For Rich People Series


The Marriage Bureau For Rich People Number 1 in series by Farahad Zama

What does somebody with a wealth of common sense do if retirement palls?Why, open a marriage bureau, of course. And soon Mr Ali, from beautiful Vizag in South India, sees his new business flourish as the indomitable Mrs Ali and able assistant Aruna look on with careful eyes.But although many clients go away happy, problems lurk behind the scenes as Aruna nurses a heart-rending secret; while Mr Ali cannot see that he rarely follows the sage advice he so freely dishes out to others. And when love comes calling for Aruna, an impossible dilemma looms...A colourful coastal town and contemporary marriage bureau prove a perfect backdrop for a splendid array of characters making sense of all sorts of pride and prejudice - and the ways in which true love won't quite let go - in this witty and big-hearted debut novel.


Catherine Taylor, GUARDIAN * ** `Charming, warm-hearted and funny, a delightful debut . . . a read treat' * Melissa Katsoulis, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * ** `A courteous, light read' * Kate Saunders, THE TIMES * ** `If you're in need of something to chase away the encroaching winter gloom, look no further than this joyous debut' * A writer of charming and breezy prose, Zama pays homage to Jane Austen in a contemporary love story firmly grounded in classic wrangles over family, property and clas s
Emma Hagestadt, INDEPENDENT

* `A witty, affectionate picture of modern India' *

About the Author

Farahad Zama moved to London in 1990 from Vizag in India, where the novel is set. He is a father of two, and he works for an investment bank.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd October 2008


Farahad Zama

More books by Farahad Zama
Author 'Like for Like'


Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


288 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore