Award-winning presenter Anita Rani has spent years lighting up the screen with appearances on Countryfile, Strictly Come Dancing and most recently Netflix. However, before all that she was a young woman trying to balance her Indian home life with the wider British world in her hometown of Bradford.

By sharing empowering tales from her youth, Rani’s memoir The Right Sort of Girl acts as a letter to her 16-year-old self, taking us behind the scenes of her own coming-of-age-journey. It’s the story of a second-generation British Indian woman trying to find her place in Northern England – all while being labelled too white inside of her family home and too brown outside of it.

The book is unflinchingly honest and packed full of humour, charm and wit, and you can join Rani as she recalls a quest for identity that helped her to become the woman she is today.

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About The Author

Anita Rani

Bradford born and bred, award-winning presenter Anita Rani is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. She is a lead presenter on Countryfile, hosts Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 every week and regularly presents on Radio 2. Anita is well known for her work on Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC and most recently with Netflix. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

About The Chair

Saima Mir

Saima Mir is an award-winning journalist. She started her career at the Telegraph & Argus and went on to work for the BBC. She is a recipient of the Commonwealth Broadcast Association’s World View Award, and has written for numerous publications including The Times and The Independent. Saima’s essay for the Picador book It’s Not About The Burqa appeared in Guardian Weekend and received over 250,000 hits over two days.