I am originally from York. I went to the local village school in Upper Poppleton and then studied at Queen Anne Grammar School. After ‘A’ levels I went on to Leeds College of Commerce where I did a Private Secretaries Certificate. At 19 I joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and in 1970 was posted to the British Embassy, Warsaw. From there I was posted to the British Embassy, Kabul. While working in Kabul I met my husband, an Afghan engineer. We were married in 1972 in England and returned to Kabul where we lived until 1980. refugees to countries all over the world. Noshe Djan – Afghan Food and Cookery was first published in 1986 by Prospect Books and was beautifully illustrated by Abdullah Breshna.During this time I continued to work at the British Embassy as secretary to the Commercial/Aid Secretary.

We had to leave Afghanistan in 1980 because of the Russian invasion and we came to live in England with our then 3½ year old son Alexander. We settled in Putney, London. In 1983 I decided to write an Afghan cookery book. I wanted to try to record Afghan cuisine with its rich and varied cultural traditions before it became lost due to the war and the massive exodus of

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