Beard's Roman Women

Novel, Speculative fiction by Anthony Burgess


Beard's Roman Women is a 1976 novel by British novelist Anthony Burgess.
Dated "Montalbuccio-Monte Carlo-Eze-Callian, Summer 1975", according to Burgess it was written in the back of his Bedford Dormobile as he and his wife, Liana Burgess toured Europe and "partly in the bedroom of a small hotel run by Swiss homosexuals".
The novel is set in Rome and is apparently based on Burgess's experience of being widowed in the mid-1960s. Burgess's wife, Liana, is depicted as Paola Lucrezia Belli in the novel.
Photographs in the original edition were by David Robinson.

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