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Anna Woodward Swinburn, a young and adventurous New Zealand woman, met and fell in love with Bijan, a handsome Persian, while on her OE in the UK. After living happily together in England and New Zealand for a number of years Bijan was forced to answer the call to return home, so Anna eventually followed him to his home town of Mashad, a holy Muslim city not far from the C Anna Woodward Swinburn, a young and adventurous New Zealand woman, met and fell in love with Bijan, a handsome Persian, while on her OE in the UK. After living happily together in England and New Zealand for a number of years Bijan was forced to answer the call to return home, so Anna eventually followed him to his home town of Mashad, a holy Muslim city not far from the Caspian Sea and the Soviet border. This is the moving story of Anna and Bijan's love and life in modern-day Iran, where the fundamentalist, authoritarian regime of the Ayatollah and the republican guards failed to erase either Anna's and Bijan's love for one another, or Anna's increasing affection and respect both for Bijan's family and the Iranian people as a whole. Anna Woodward Swinburn writes simply and gracefully of the wonders of Iran, both old and new, and the rich culture of the Iranian people. As her story carries us along towards its tragic conclusion we learn much about the resilience of an ancient people, as well as the courage and compassion of a young New Zealander.


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Anna Woodward Swinburn, a young and adventurous New Zealand woman, met and fell in love with Bijan, a handsome Persian, while on her OE in the UK. After living happily together in England and New Zealand for a number of years Bijan was forced to answer the call to return home, so Anna eventually followed him to his home town of Mashad, a holy Muslim city not far from the C Anna Woodward Swinburn, a young and adventurous New Zealand woman, met and fell in love with Bijan, a handsome Persian, while on her OE in the UK. After living happily together in England and New Zealand for a number of years Bijan was forced to answer the call to return home, so Anna eventually followed him to his home town of Mashad, a holy Muslim city not far from the Caspian Sea and the Soviet border. This is the moving story of Anna and Bijan's love and life in modern-day Iran, where the fundamentalist, authoritarian regime of the Ayatollah and the republican guards failed to erase either Anna's and Bijan's love for one another, or Anna's increasing affection and respect both for Bijan's family and the Iranian people as a whole. Anna Woodward Swinburn writes simply and gracefully of the wonders of Iran, both old and new, and the rich culture of the Iranian people. As her story carries us along towards its tragic conclusion we learn much about the resilience of an ancient people, as well as the courage and compassion of a young New Zealander.

33 review for The Scent Of Rosewater: A New Zealand Bride In Iran

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    i chose to read this book because my mum recommended it to me and its all about life in Iran. It fits into the biorgraphy catogory. i found this catogory very intresting because you get to read the eventful experience of somebody you don't know but then you learn a lot about. my favourte quote from this book is "i thought he was the most beautiful man in the world" and "from ugly duckling to swan" because its a simple way to justify beauty. i learnt a lot of things from this book as it has unfam i chose to read this book because my mum recommended it to me and its all about life in Iran. It fits into the biorgraphy catogory. i found this catogory very intresting because you get to read the eventful experience of somebody you don't know but then you learn a lot about. my favourte quote from this book is "i thought he was the most beautiful man in the world" and "from ugly duckling to swan" because its a simple way to justify beauty. i learnt a lot of things from this book as it has unfamilar islamic word definitions at the back of the book and i learned about islamic women and all the rules about marrige and drunk driving. my favourtie character is Mamajan because she is very creative, caring, religous and when Anna become sick with cancer, mamajan flies back to New Zealand to be there for her and her family.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    A great little book ... under-stated just as many New Zealander's are - she just tells the story of her romance and life in a country we know very little about apart from often-negative newspaper reports.

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