Sunday, 30 March 2008

Bollywood Babes, Narinder Dhami,

BOLLYWOOD BABES Narinder Dhami, Corgi UK, paperback, 2004, 227 pages, NZ$16.95.
ISBN 0-440-86513-1 [NZ agents: Random House]

One of three sisters herself, Narinder Dhami, writes about three Indian sisters living in Wolverhampton. As the brother of three sisters, I can confirm that Bollywood Babes is a wickedly accurate and very funny account of how sisters really behave.

Fighting for space in the bathroom, sniping at each other, bonding against outsiders, and keeping boys in their place - it’s all here. Geena, Jazz and Amber plan to marry their interfering Auntie off to their high school teacher. When they help an ex-film star from Bombay, odd things start happening, even when the film star turns out to be very ex. And then their widowed Dad starts buying Calvin Klein underwear. 12-up.

Trevor Agnew

This review first appeared in The Press, Christchurch NZ in 2004.

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