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Description - The History of the Siege of Lisbon by Jose Saramago

What happens when the facts of history are replaced by the mysteries of love?When Raimundo Silva, a lowly proofreader for a Lisbon publishing house, inserts a negative into a sentence of a historical text, he alters the whole course of the 1147 Siege of Lisbon. Fearing censure he is met instead with admiration- Dr Maria Sara, his voluptuous new editor, encourages him to pen his own alternative history. As his retelling draws on all his imaginative powers, Silva finds - to his nervous delight - that if the facts of the past can be rewritten as a romance then so can the details of his own dusty bachelor present.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860467226
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 21-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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