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    The title of this book should have been Bad Things Happen Because they do one after another Shyama is a forty something divorcee trying for a baby with her younger and whiter boyfriend Toby With biology no longer on her side they travel to India to find a surrogate What happens when they meet this woman Mala mak

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    This is a read that at times is uite magnificent It is a story that attempts to blow the doors off the myth that is “traditional Indian life” a story of Indian life love and surrogacyThere are two women at the heart of this story Shyama is in her mid 40s a divorced single parent a business woman with bright red streaks in her hair and a new lover Toby who is white and 10 years younger than her As you can i

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    Very decent writing marred by a ridiculous twist and a reference to a historical event that couldn't have been out of place and jarring

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    For my full review see here read and loved Anita and Me earlier this year I was intrigued to see her third novel was being released and then doubly excited to receive a review copy from Netgalley Meera Syal is one of those all round amazing peo

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    I LOVED this book The writing is beautiful and the story emotional funny engaging and heart rending Especially loved Prem and Sita

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    This is a tale of two very different women living in two very different societies In East London successful businesswoman Shyama has fallen for a younger man They want a child but she is now too old In India surrogacy is a booming business with life changing payments for village women with few if any other prospect of bettering themselves I

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    45 starsIt had begin with companies moving their call centres towards the rising sun so what was wrong with outsourcing babies there too?Shyama is fast approaching middle age but is defying her London Asia communit

  8. says:

    I was interested in reading largely because the author features on the TV show Loose Women and she is such a strong characte

  9. says:

    Reading this so soon after Amulya Malladi's A House for Happy Mothers it's hard not to compare the two While I loved the mother in Malladi's book the mother in this book was insufferable not the surrogates but the mothers paying the surrogates

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    I would love to give this book a much lower rating simply because it made me SO angry particularly the ending But the writing was lovely the c

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REVIEW ↠ YOUBANG.ME ☆ Meera Syal

The House of Hidden Mothers

Ped in an oppressive marriage in a small Indian town from which she's desperate to escape But as the pregnancy progresses they discover that their simple arrangement may be far complicated than it seemsIn The House of Hidden Mothers Meera Syal an acclaimed British actress and accomplished novelist takes on the timely but underexplored issue of India's booming surrogacy industry Western couples pay a young woman to have their child and then fly home with a. For my full review see here read and loved Anita and Me earlier this year I was intrigued to see her third novel was being released and then doubly excited to receive a review copy from Netgalley Meera Syal is one of those all round amazing people who seem to excel at everything they set their hands to which would be irritating if she was not so generally awesome with it Novelist stand up actress playwright social commentator she is a woman of many many talents The House of Hidden Mothers is a novel written with passion and intelligence and centres on some very timely subject matter commercial surrogacy and the situation of women in twenty first century India It lacks the focus that made Anita and Me such a classic but still feels like an important novel raising issues that need to be discussedThe main character is Shyama mid 40s divorced Anglo India

SUMMARY The House of Hidden Mothers

Shyama a forty eight year old London divorcée already has an unruly teenage daughter but that doesn't stop her and her younger lover Toby from wanting a child together Their relationship may look like a cliché but despite the news from her doctor that she no longer has any viable eggs Shyama's not ready to give up on their dream of having a baby So they decide to find an Indian surrogate to carry their child which is how they meet Mala a young woman trap. The title of this book should have been Bad Things Happen Because they do one after another Shyama is a forty something divorcee trying for a baby with her younger and whiter boyfriend Toby With biology no longer on her side they travel to India to find a surrogate What happens when they meet this woman Mala makes up all the drama and tension that follows Simultaneously Shyama is trying to deal with her angry 19 year old daughter plus the stress her aging parents are under thanks to the legal dispute they re embroiled in Back HomeNot only did the premise sound great but I d decided the moment I heard Meera Syal had a new book out that I was going to love it As a matter of principle I ll be a fan of anyone in the mainstream media who looks like me I d certainly finish their book The author writes with passion intelligence and wit She beautifully conveys the ti

REVIEW ↠ YOUBANG.ME ☆ Meera Syal

Baby an easy narrative that ignores the complex emotions involved in carrying a child Syal turns this phenomenon into a compelling thoughtful novel already hailed in the UK as rumbustious confrontational and ultimately heartbreaking Turns the standard British Asian displacement narrative on its head The GuardianCompulsively readable and with a winning voice The House of Hidden Mothers deftly explores subjects of age class and the divide between East and We. Reading this so soon after Amulya Malladi s A House for Happy Mothers it s hard not to compare the two While I loved the mother in Malladi s book the mother in this book was insufferable not the surrogates but the mothers paying the surrogates

  • Paperback
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  • The House of Hidden Mothers
  • Meera Syal
  • en
  • 22 February 2018
  • 9780857523099

About the Author: Meera Syal

Meera Syal MBE born Feroza Syal 27 June 1961 in Essington near Wolverhampton is a British Indian comedienne writer playwright singer journalist and actress Her Punjabi born parents came to Britain from New Delhi and she has risen to prominence as one of the most UK's best known Indian personalities She was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List of 1997