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X20 By Richard Beard

X20 by Richard Beard

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Summary

Gregory Simpson is, after years of being paid to smoke a packet a day for research purposes, trying to give up. To keep his hands busy he decides to write a journal.

X20 Summary

X20: A Novel of [Not] Smoking by Richard Beard

Gregory Simpson is, after years of being paid to smoke a packet a day for research purposes, trying to give up. To keep his hands busy he decides to write a journal.

X20 Reviews

"'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; 'Gregory Simpson is, after years of being paid to smoke a packet a day for research purposes, trying to give up. He decides to write to keep his hands busy and the resulting journal - combining memories of seduction, little-known facts about the tobacco industry and the comfortable camaraderie of the suicide club - is an elegant, witty and confident disquisition on smoking as desire and as a metaphor for desire' Observer; '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 studied at Cambridge, the Open University and the University of East Anglia. He is the author of three novels, X20, Damascus and The Cartoonist.

Additional information

GOR003052664
9780099477556
0099477556
X20: A Novel of [Not] Smoking by Richard Beard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-03-03
320
N/A
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