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Leila Rasheed - Author

Lila Rasheed: "I am half Bangladeshi and half English, was brought up in Libya and have lived in Belgium, Italy and Malaysia. I’ve always written prose, but began writing poetry relatively recently, following encouragement from David Morley and the teachers on the MA in Writing at Warwick. A number of my poems refer to ancient myth, which I see as a ‘neutral space’ because of its remoteness and universality, where questions of nationality, culture and parochial allegiance can be sidestepped in favour of ideas I find more meaningful. A selection of my poems is available in the Heaventree New Poets series. Other things I can do include: make tiramisu, order four bread rolls in Danish, and open a beer bottle with my teeth."

Her first novel was Chips, Beans and Limousines: The Fantastic Diary of Bathsheba Clarice De Trop! Followed by two further tales of Bathsheba, Socks, Shocks and Secrets and Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens and a Young Adult novel called The World Turned Upside Down, which was commissioned by the Stratford Upon Avon Literary Festival.

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At Somerton: Secrets & Sapphires
Leila Rasheed
A sweeping new period drama from Leila Rasheed. Think Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl, as the upstairs-downstairs world of a glamourous country house collides with scandal and intrigue.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens: The Theatrical Third Diary of Bathsheba Clarice De Trop!
Leila Rasheed
With the delightful comic style of Louise Rennison meeting the insightful empathetic writing of Jacqueline Wilson, this is an absolute must for any 9+ wannabe film stars. Magically moving and brilliantly funny, this novel written in diary form is full...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/06/2009
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Socks, Shocks And Secrets: : The Spectacular Second Diary of Bathsheba Clarice de Trop!
Leila Rasheed
She may have a famous author for a mother and worse she, Bathsheba features as the crime super-sleuth in the books, but in fact she's never saved the world or solved any deadly mysteries, she's never even gone to school,...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/10/2008
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Chips, Beans And Limousines
Leila Rasheed
This funny and frank diary records the glamorous – and not so glamorous – life of the daughter of a famous authoress. Bathsheba’s outpourings to her dairy capture the details of her life with all its hopes, dreams and disappointments.
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/02/2008
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