A beautiful lie

Irfan Master

Great for age

An atmospheric, quirky and moving debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition.The novel touches on the importance of tolerance, love and family.

Bilal is determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition - news that he knows will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...


A beautiful lie by Irfan Master was nominated for the Branford Boase Award in 2012.A beautiful lie by Irfan Master has not been rated for age or fabulousness yet on TheBookseekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

A beautiful lie is categorised as fiction. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The location India are linked with this book.

Tags: Fathers, Fathers and sons, ill, lies, Sons, Terminally ill, Truth, truthfulness and Partition of India

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