The Margaret Thatcher School of Beauty

Author(s): Marsha Mehran

Fiction - Contemporary

Set in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War, THE MARGARET THATCHER SCHOOL OF BEAUTY is the story of a group of displaced Iranian refugees living in a decaying Beaux Arts building in the city centre. The inhabitants of the building form an eclectic community: a sick ex-prisoner and his daughter, a promising medical student; a timid hairdresser; a newlywed couple with a dark past; a young revolutionary; an eccentric pilgrim of Mecca; and at the heart of the group Zadi Heirati, a single mother struggling to make ends meet at the beauty salon she operates from her apartment. Drawn together by a revolution in their homeland, they begin to find solace in weekly poetry meetings. The words they share inspire each to turn inward and discover beauty long buried. As a new war unfolds in their adopted country, this group of disenchanted individuals begins to form a family. At once familiar and extraordinary, this moving story weaves disparate lives together into a tapestry of unique grace, wit and lyricism. 'Mehran is a sensually evocative writer ...a joy to read' - Sydney Morning Herald

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General Fields

  • : 9780732288419
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : July 2014
  • : 190mm X 135mm
  • : Australia
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marsha Mehran
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 304