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Invisible Chains

Advantages: Insight into a different world
Disadvantages: Makes you sad and angry

I guess the majority of women wonder what it is like for the women behind the veils. You know what it is like, walking down the street and then suddenly you see half a dozen females walking towards you and sometimes looking pretty scary as they are dress ...

Wearsidelass 16.08.2004 · Read full review
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A fly on the wall

Advantages: Learning about other societies.
Disadvantages: none

I really enjoy reading books about different cultures and life styles. So when I saw the book -Princess in Waterstones book shop for £6.99 I decided to buy it the following week as I had just purchased two other books. However, as luck would have it, ...

teacherofhooch 18.07.2004 · Read full review
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The Princess Bride?

Advantages: Eye Opening
Disadvantages: Shocking

Princess, by Jean Sasson, is the biographical and often disturbing account of one woman's life in a relatively modern Saudi Arabia; which still believes its women are inferior to its menfolk. The author, Jean Sasson, spent over ten years living and wor ...

helencbradshaw 21.06.2005 · Read full review
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Life behind the veil...

Advantages: Gripping, funny at times
Disadvantages: sad and shocking at times.

...This book was first recommended to me 6 years ago, whilst I was studying for my GCSE's. There are few books that I can read time and time again, but this is most definitely one of them, having just finished it for what must be the fifth time! Princess ...

lbr102 15.08.2005 · Read full review
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Does this mean I do not exist

Advantages: Fantastically written
Disadvantages: May upset some people

Princess is a real-life-story unlike any that I have ever read before. From the moment I opened the cover I was hooked. From start to finish the book is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage and Jean Sasson truly captures the ...

MI9to5 28.08.2008 · Read full review
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