2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain speaks to Steve Wright in the afternoon for BBC Radio 2 about how the show changed her life, and her new novel, The Secret Lives Of The Amir Sisters.

Her debut novel is about four sisters – Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae – the only young Muslims in the quaint English village of Wyvernage. On the outside, despite not quite fitting in with their neighbours, the Amirs are happy. But on the inside, each sister is secretly struggling.

Fatima is trying to find out who she really is – and after fifteen attempts, finally pass her driving test. Farah is happy being a wife but longs to be a mother. Bubblee is determined to be an artist in London, away from family tradition; Mae is coping with burgeoning Youtube stardom.

When family tragedy strikes, it brings the Amir sisters closer together and forces them to learn more about life, love, faith and each other than they ever thought possible.


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The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is available for purchase from Amazon