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Becoming Drusilla By Richard Beard

Becoming Drusilla by Richard Beard

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Condition - Very Good
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Tells the story of author's friend Drew who became Dru. This book tells the story of a friendship, of a fortnight's walking holiday after Dru's sex change operation.

Becoming Drusilla Summary

Becoming Drusilla by Richard Beard

For years Richard Beard would take spontaneous holidays with his motor-cycling friend Drew. They would spend a few days walking, camping, cycling, canoing - outdoor, manly fun - before returning to everyday life: wives, children, jobs. Richard was writing novels. Drew was working in the engine-room of cross-channel passenger ferries. Then one year, Drew phoned to announce a complication: he was planning to have a sex change. This is the story of how Drew became Dru, of a friendship, of a fortnight's walking holiday after Dru's operation. And of how what we think we know about ourselves, our friends, and our families can turn out to be very, very wide of the mark. It's about secrets and preconceptions and confronting prejudices you didn't know you had. "Becoming Drusilla" is by turns warm, sad, funny but always human; it holds up a mirror to the extraordinary in outwardly ordinary lives.

Becoming Drusilla Reviews

"A wonderfully sympathetic account of how and, possibly, why Drew became Dru" Daily Mail

About Richard Beard

Richard Beard is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: X20, Damascus, The Cartoonist, Dry Bones, and Lazarus is Dead, and three works of non-fiction: Muddied Oafs, How To Beat the Australians and Becoming Drusilla. He is Director of the National Academy of Writing in London.

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Becoming Drusilla by Richard Beard
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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