Here is the Afterword to The Saturday Night School of Beauty (The Margaret Thatcher School of Beauty). It is an introduction to and the story behind the book.
Marsha has cited poems by the Persian poet Attar. The following is an introduction to Attar, The Conference of the Birds, and one of his famous poems: The Butterflies and the Flame.
The first chapter of The Saturday Night School of Beauty starts with: “The pulling of the thread was one of the first lessens Zadi Heirati learned in the hammam, the bathhouse.”
The Saturday Night School of Beauty is a unique literary fiction that takes the reader beyond the familiar genres of the popular fiction. “Reading this book is like immersing yourself in rich prose, poetic narration and mysteries of a culture.”