A new novel explores the trials and tribulations of finding a new partner.

'Mr Perfectly Fine' by Tasneem Abdur-Rashid tells of the experiences of a British Bengali girl called Zara Choudhury who has a year to find a husband.

The synopsis reads: 'When Zara's Mum puts together the most archaic of arranged marriage resources she is soon exhausted b her family's failed attempts to set her up with every vaguely suitable Abdul, Ahmed and Farook  that they can find. Zara decides to take matters into her own hands. 

'How hard can it be to find a  husband at twenty-nine?

'With just a year to go, time is of the essence, so Zara joins a dating app and signs up for speed dating.

'She meets Hamza, a kind British Egyptian who shares her values and would make a good husband. Zara knows that not all marriages are based on love (or lust) at first sight but struggles with the lack of spark. Particularly, when she can't stop thinking of someone else.'

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Tasneem said: ‘Finding Mr Perfectly Fine is a book that's been in the making ever since my friends and I reached a marriageable age and went through the process of trying to find a husband the Bengali British way.

"Zara's story transcends culture and speaks to every woman who has ever actively tried to find a partner."

'Mr Perfectly Fine' by Tasneem Abdur-Rashid is on sale here