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Damascus

by Richard Beard

Damascus Synopsis

A love story, in which all the events, people and places are taken from the contents of the The Times of 1st November, 1993. 'It's the last day of the holidays and Spencer Kelly (12) wants to hold Hazel Burns (12) by the hand. This is the meaning of life. He wants to sit beside her on a sand dune and hold her hand and then kiss her. Just kissing, in a nice way, on her cheek perhaps and then a little bit at the top of her arms...If he can kiss her this once then he'll always have kissed her, and everything which follows will be different. It's to be the one moment which instantly changes everything.'

Damascus Press Reviews

One of the most ingenious, resourceful and entertaining novelists in England. --Philip Hensher

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099477549
Publication date: 3rd March 2005
Author: Richard Beard
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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.

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