Crossword launches Pia Heikkila's first book 'Operation Lipstick'
Crossword – India’s leading lifestyle bookstore, hosted the launched of Pia Heikkila’s first book ‘OPERATION LIPSTICK’ today. Present with the author at the launch was Film & TV actor Tisca Chopra
Mumbai, 10th October, 2012: Crossword – India’s leading lifestyle bookstore, hosted the launched of Pia Heikkila’s first book ‘OPERATION LIPSTICK’. A journalist for over 15 years and passionate writer, this is Pia’s first book. Present with the author at the launch was Film & TV actor Tisca Chopra.
A fiction book, ‘OPERATION LIPSTICK’ is a one of a kind romantic action war novel set in Afghanistan. It is a story about Anna Sanderson, who is not an average thirty-something. She’s a war journalist based in one of the most troubled countries in the world, Afghanistan. Tough as nails, sexy, and ballsy as hell, she won’t stop at anything to get her scoop or the man she wants. But the game changes when she meets Mr. Delectable; handsome, aloof, and secretive, he frustratingly keeps Anna guessing if he’s into her or not. Things take a nasty turn when Anna’s best friend Kelly discovers that her boyfriend, Rich, has been cheating on her and Anna unearths a series of secrets which tie in her man. The mission, ‘Operation Lipstick’ takes Anna on a journey like never before into the heart of the Helmand province, and the lair of the most feared movements of the world, the Taliban. Will Kelly get her revenge? Will Anna survive to tell her story? Will she get her man?
Mr. Kinjal Shah, COO, Crossword Bookstores said, “The book has an interesting story line. ‘Operation Lipstick’ is not just a love story; the book twists around intriguing events and at the same time brings to light the realities of the war in Afghanistan. Crossword is delighted to host the launch of Pia Heikkila’s first book and we wish her all the best.”
OPERATION LIPSTICK is available at all Crossword outlets.
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About the Author: Pia Heikkila is a journalist with over fifteen years of experience with international media including Al Jazeera, CNN, CNBC, The National, and The Guardian. She has lived in South Asia since 2008 and has spent time in Afghanistan as a correspondent reporting for the international press. Today, Pia is based in Mumbai where she covers news, lifestyle, and business stories for print and TV. This is her first book.
About Crossword: Crossword is India’s leading bookstore chain, which has pioneered the lifestyle bookstore concept in India. It was ranked the 6th most admired retailer in India by Business World for the year 2006 and was the only book retailer in the top 10.Crossword won the Reid & Taylor Award for Best Retailer of the year – Leisure & Specialty at the India Retail Summit 2005, 2007 & 2009. It won the Retailer of the Year Award - Leisure (Books, Music and Gifts Category) at the Images Retail Awards 2005 & 2007.Crossword received the Federation of Indian Publishers Award for excellence in Publishing for the year 2004 on 18th June 2005 at the hands of Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development.