Author(s): Mir, Aasmah,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 18/05/2023,
Pagination: 368 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing,
Published By: Headline Publishing Group,
Book Classification: Scotland, Pakistan, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Memoirs
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781472288523

The heart-warming memoir from the much-loved broadcaster

A Pebble in the Throat is the eloquent and moving memoir of Aasmah Mir's childhood growing up in 1970s Glasgow. From a vivacious child to a teenage loner, Aasmah candidly shares the highs and lows of growing up between two cultures - trying to fit in at school and retreating to the safe haven of a home inhabited by her precious but distant little brother and Helen, her family's Glaswegian guardian angel.

Intricately woven into this coming-of-age story is that of Aasmah's mother, as we follow her own life as a young girl in 1950s Pakistan to 1960s Scotland and beyond. Both mother and daughter fight, are defeated and triumph in different battles in this sharp and moving story. A Pebble in the Throat is a remarkable memoir about family, identity and finding yourself where you are.

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