Final September book competition - ORPHAN OF ISLAM

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by Auld-Yin, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    This book is the biography of a young boy of mixed Pakistani/British parentage, born in UK, who is taken to Pakistan to be with his extended family when his father and mother separate. This is not a happy story as the boy is subjected to cruelty and is forced to stay in a mosque, barely allowed to leave. He is taught the ways of the jihad. The author, Alexander Khan, finally gets back to the UK and when he was old enough joined the British Army (subject of his next book) where he served for several years.

    The book has received an excellent review on ARRSE which can be found here. There are 5 copies on offer and to win one all you have to do is answer the extremely simple questions on the entry form on Survey Monkey.

    The competition will stay open until Sunday 7 October at about mid-day ish.

     
  2. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    Brilliant book well worth entering the comp for troops.
     
  3. Done - quite educational these competitions for us living in the colonies!!
     
  4. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Wedi dood.
     
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Competition closed and winners drawn. They are:
    freddie101
    terroratthepicnic
    Ethel_the_Aardvark
    dizzy.chick
    copepod

    I will email them for their contact addresses to get the books sent out.

    Answers are:

    Q1 The book is set in Pashtun which is on the Afghan/Pakistan border

    Q2 A Maddrassa is an Islamic seminary

    Q3 The Grand Trunk Road runs from Chittagong to Kabul
     
  6. Arrived today - thank you very much.