Blogs in August 2023

The House on Sun Street 8th August 2023

A young girl grows up in a family uprooted by the terror of an Islamic Revolution, where her culture, her gender, and her education are in peril. For the curious and imaginative Moji, there is no better place to...

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The Other Side of Trust 13th June 2022

When the world is turned upside down, who can you trust? Cambridge, England – a professor with links to Iran’s nuclear programme is found dead on a park bench, a victim of poisoning by persons unknown. At the same...

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The Garden of Inside-Outside 19th December 2021

NOMINATED FOR THE KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2021 In the summer of 1981, Chiara and her family join their father in Tehran. He has been made Italian ambassador to Iran, and their home is a palace with a wild walled...

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The Girl with a Brave Heart 5th October 2021

Young Shiraz lives a lonely life with her stepmother and stepsister, completely unaware of the old woman who lives alone next door…until Shiraz’s runaway yarn ball brings them face-to-face. This beautiful story from Tehran-born Israeli pop star Rita Jahanforuz...

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Appointment in Tehran 20th August 2021

When radical Iranian students seize the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran and take over fifty diplomats hostage the U.S. President has to negotiate with a government that wants only to humiliate the United States. When talks fail, the President...

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