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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742611372
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/07/2012
  • Category: Fiction & related items / General
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $27.99

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a student visa must be in want of an Australian wife.

Twenty-eight-year old Esma has a masters in human resource management, never orders just a salad, is well-travelled, has excellent taste in music, watches the ABC news, has the Guardian saved as an app on her iPhone, knows all the two-letter words in Scrabble and can tell the difference between a Ford and a Holden. Armed with a check-list, she's on the hunt for Mr Right, who must be a Muslim.

Tired of failed matchmaking, online dating sites and people calling her 'old fashioned', Esma forms a 'No Sex in the City' club with her friends Lisa, Ruby and Nirvana.

Esma's quest for The One was never going to be easy but when family, friends and meddling employers are thrown into the equation, her path to true love suddenly takes a great big detour.

Author Information

Randa Abdel-Fattah knew she wanted to be a writer when, aged ten, she wrote her first book: a complete rip-off of Roald Dahl's Matilda. Since stealing ideas from Roald Dahl, she's found her own voice and has written eight books for young adults and children: Does My Head Look Big in This?, Ten Things I Hate About Me, Where the Streets Had A Name, Noah's Law, Buzz Off, The Friendship Matchmaker, The Friendship Matchmaker Goes Undercover and her first adult novel, No Sex in the City. Randa is also a lawyer and human rights activist. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.