Writing can be a lonely business. But not for me because I have a wonderful writing friend in Anstey Spraggan. Anstey has collaborated with another writing friend, Nadeem Khan, to create a novel called When Ali Met Honour, written under the pen name of Ruth Ahmed.
I had the privilege of beta-reading this novel and it’s fantastic. Here’s what the novel is about:
‘When Ali and Honour meet on a student night out, they fall head over heels in love. But Ali’s a Muslim and his parents want him to marry a girl in Pakistan. And Honour’s an atheist and doesn’t believe in marriage. Soon Ali’s leading a double life: One in London with Honour, living every couple’s dream; another in Manchester, as the dutiful son. Meanwhile, Honour learns about a different way of life, insisting she will never convert. A contemporary story that tells us what it means to be young and in love in multicultural Britain.’
This novel will take you through every emotion and leave you missing the characters and wanting more.
It couldn’t happen to two nicer people – both talented writers – and I wish them every success on their publication on 3rd July 2015. Congratulations Anstey and Nadeem!