The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty
The Margaret Thatcher school of beauty by Marsha Mehran tells the stories of a collective of exiled immigrants that form a friendly, supportive community in Buenos Aires. The common factor that unites them all is the revolution in their homeland and a love of Iranian poetry. This novel is carefully constructed and woven with beautiful Iranian poetry which attempts to help the characters give definition to love, beauty, loss, violence and mystery. It is the final novel of author Marsha Mehran, author of books, Pomegranate Soup and it’s sequel Rosewater and Soda Bread. Tragically the author died in 2014 at the young age of thirty-six. Mehran’s final manuscript of her novel was incomplete and after her death her father undertook the task of finalising the book based on his daughter’s extensive notes so that his daughter’s final work would be a testament to her life.