Bad Marriage

What makes Habiba Popals steal a picture from the National Gallery in London? What motivates her elaborate plot?

Habiba Popals, tall, distinguished and rebellious, is from frontier country: Tooting Bec, the uncompromising suburb of south London.

Latif Popals, her father, old fashioned, disdainful, is also from frontier country: The North West Frontier of Pakistan.

Between the two frontiers there is severe conflict.

When Latif Popals, against his better judgement, allows his daughter to go on a summer art course at the National Gallery, he sets in motion a series of events that he could never imagine.

Bad Marriage is the story of elaborate revenge and unlikely love. It introduces an extraordinary woman whose story will make you question your views of right and wrong.


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