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About The Author, Helen

helenbookHelen’s passion for writing began whilst studying law at Cambridge University and Sweet Mandarin is her debut book. Incredibly, by writing this poignant memoir, Helen has become the first ever British born Chinese author, “ a staggering fact considering it is the 21st Century. Her contribution to literature was recognised when schools in the UK, USA and Asia used her book as part of their curriculums and Staffordshire University bestowed an honorary doctorate to her in 2008. Her book has been singled out by Barnes and Noble on their ˜Great New Writer’s List” and was a finalist of the Portico Prize.

Helen works extensively with schools encouraging students to write and acts as the bridge connecting budding writers to the publishing world.

Sweet Mandarin is published by Random House and is distributed to 33 countries. BBC Books distribute the audio book (also available to download on ITunes) and True Heart Theatre is adapting the book to a full theatre production which toured the UK in 2010/11.

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About Sweet Mandarin

˜My grandmother, Lily Kwok, kicked so hard the midwife thought she was a boy. That strength, energy and independence stayed with her all her life. In short, her story is my story and its the story of Sweet Mandarin.

It’s a true story about three generations of women; my grandmother, my mother and me and our rollercoaster journey from East to West where we’ve had to endure a murder, poverty and the isolation of being an immigrant family. Our lifeline has always been food, my grandmother, Lily Kwok was the first Chinese woman to set up a restaurant even before Chinatown.

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Hardcover Publisher: Ebury Press, Random House ISBN: 0091913616
Trade Paperback Publisher: Ebury Press, Random House ISBN-13 9780091920197

Mass Paperback Publisher: Ebury Press, Random House ISBN-13 9780091913625

Hardcover American Publisher: St Martins Thomas Dunne ISBN: ISBN-10: 0312379366

Audiobook: BBC Books ISBN: 9781405604956

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