Description - Holy Woman by Qaisra Shahraz
A powerful and compelling family drama. Zarrie Bano is a glamorous 28-year-old daughter of a wealthy Muslim landowner. She falls in love with Sikander, a business tycoon, and plans to marry him. Her father, Habbib Khan, takes an instant irrational dislike to Sikander and vetoes the match. When his only son is killed in a freak riding accident, Habbib decides to make Zarrie Bano his heiress, resurrecting an ancient tradition which decrees that an heiress must remain celibate. Zarrie is forced into marriage with the Ko'ran and becomes a nun.
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Author Biography - Qaisra Shahraz
Qaisra Shahraz was born in Pakistan and grew up in England. She read English and Classical Civilizations at the University of Manchester. Later, she gained two Masters Degrees in European Literature and Scriptwriting from Salford University. Qaisra is an award winning short fiction writer and has written extensively for magazines and newspapers as well as a number of television scripts and drama serials. Her acclaimed fourteen-episode drama serial 'Dil Hee to Hai' has been produced in Pakistan and shown around the world. In her other career, she is a lecturer, trainer, and College Inspector for OfSTED and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. Qaisra lives in Manchester with her family. Typhoon is her second novel, and a sequel to The Holy Woman. She is currently working on her third book.