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Description - 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, canoeing - 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099507734
ISBN-10: 0099507730
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Beard

Richard Beard is the author of four critically acclaimed novels- X20, Damascus, The Cartoonist and Dry Bones, and two works of non-fiction- Muddied Oafs, described by Frank Keating as 'the book rugby has been waiting for', and How To Beat The Australians. He won an Arts Council of England Award in 1997, and Damascus was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1999.

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