Hina Belitz grew up in Andover in Hampshire. She is an author and renowned equal rights lawyer who graduated in law and creative writing at Brunel and Cambridge University respectively. She has post-graduate qualifications from the Guildford University of Law and lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two sons. Her debut novel, Set Me Free, was an Amazon best debut, a Herald Scotland Book of the Week and a Lovereading Book of the Year and Hina was named a rising writer (Hive.co.uk). Following the release of Set Me Free, Hina was approached by Hollywood icon, Morgan Freeman to take part in a National Geographic production, The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman and her interview appears in the episode entitled The Power of Love (presently on Netflix). Hina's fiction and essays have appeared in The Guardian, the BBC, and elsewhere.
Her next novel, To Lahore with Love, was published by Headline in Spring 2020.
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SET ME FREE
Mani and her parents are a dark-skinned family from the poorest area of Lahore. So the birth of her younger brother Nu with djinn-white skin and blood-red hair, raises eyebrows. When Mani’s father begins to suspect his wife of an adulterous affair with an Englishman, Mani, Nu and their mother are forced to flee Lahore for the safety of London where her life transforms in ways no one could ever guess.
TO LAHORE WITH LOVE
Addy Mayford has always struggled with her identity. Brought up in a household of stories, food and faith by her Irish mother and Pakistani Nana, she feels constantly torn between the two sides of her upbringing. Since the death of her father, she's found contentment cooking delicious recipes from his home city of Lahore, despite the protestations of her mother that being a chef is no career for a young woman. It's only with the love of her gorgeous husband, Gabe, that she's truly found happiness.
When Addy stumbles across a secret that shatters her world, she desperately needs to escape and is drawn to the sights of Lahore and the family she's never known. Waiting for her there is Addy's final acceptance of who she is, and a long-buried family secret that will change her life for ever.