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Damascus By Richard Beard

Damascus by Richard Beard

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A love story, in which all the events, people and places are taken from the contents of the "The Times" of 1st November, 1993.

Damascus Summary

Damascus by Richard Beard

The new novel from the author of X 20. How much can a life change in a day, in the blinding flash of a moment? What can you learn about someone in an instant, in a lifetime? Take a day, any day, and see. A funny, clever and unusual novel -- a love story in which all the events, people and places are taken from the contents of the 1 November 1993 issue of The Times newspaper. Every object, item of clothing, shop, book, colour or weather system in Damascus can be found in the one newspaper, as can the scores in sports events and the occupations of passersby -- all brought together by Richard Beard's crisp and witty storytelling.

Damascus Reviews

From the reviews of X 20: 'Elegant, witty and confident' Observer 'Beard is as good on the sensuality of smoking as on the philosophy. This is an unusually intelligent, funny and readable first book.' Sunday Times 'Beard's prose is dry, nonchalant and fluent. An accomplished first novel.' TLS 'Populated by a cast of well-drawn eccentrics, loaded with encyclopaedic detail on the history and iconography of smoking, this comic novel nevertheless aims at deep seriousness. Beard's writing can be breathtaking' Daily Telegraph

About Richard Beard

Richard Beard was born in 1967. His short stories and literary criticism have been published and broadcast both in France and England. Damascus is his second novel.

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Damascus by Richard Beard
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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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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