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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Acting English

Shappi Khorsandi was a guest on the Graham Norton Show (BBC America) a few weeks ago. Born in Iran, she moved with her family to England when she was three and a half or as her father would say "Half past three." A Beginner's Guide to Acting English is not only humorous, but Shappi takes a look at the English customs from the point of view of a young child along with insight into the struggles of her relatives left behind in Iran. To read more about Shappi Khorsandi take a look at the Sunday Times article.


Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I'm wondering about the difference there would be in English (in England) and English (in America).

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Joanne said...

So, have you been acting English all along? I think you've got it down pretty well. Only a bit cheeky. Ha!

sounds interesting.

Bellezza said...

I think it's always fun to take a look at one's culture from another point of view; we all have such unique and silly ways that we just take for granted! (I was told never to eat with my fingers; the beautiful Indian children and their parents don't use silverware at all; we're both right!) This looks like an interesting book.

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

Vickie said...

I saw this interview (LOVE Graham Norton), but missed the part where she said she wrote a book. I will add this to the WWBL, thanks for the cranium's up.

lv2scpbk said...

I haven't read this one but right now will be starting the book called, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. A book group I'm going to join (maybe) is reading this for their July pick. Have you ever read it. Do you have a goodreads account or have I asked you before? Here's mine.. www.goodreads.com/lv2scpbk

Cozy in Texas said...

I haven't heard of the Glass Castle I'll take a look. It may be good for our book club too. I did look at Goodreads but I think it's something that I might end up spending too much time on.

K9friend said...

Thanks for the heads up. Always looking for a good read!