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On a London stage a Hungarian theatre group portray the People's Struggle against Oppression.

In the audience a world-famous war photographer recognises the leading actress.

It's the girl he loved in the heat of the battle for Budapest twenty-five years before.

He has come to the West to build himself a new life.

She has remained in Hungary to help build a new nation over the scars of a burnt out revolution.

Twenty-five years later, they're together again.

The war photographer and the actress, living now in different worlds, relive the distant days of hope and despair.

They look back on their struggles as the Russian Soviet tanks invade Hungary and war ensues.

They were there for the massacre of Kossuth Square, the lynchings and the long fight with the Red Army and are haunted by memories and emotions.

But their struggle wasn't simple and with it came many losses of friends and those closest to them...

Together they remember their few brief days of passion and the days of the shooting star...

'Shooting Star' is a brilliantly emotional, political and historical novel.

Praise for David Brierley:

'an exciting, gripping read' - Daily Mail

'the plot is fast and furious' - Daily Telegraph

'Superior model of its kind' - Guardian

David Brierley was born in 1936. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hertfordshire, apart from the time spent abroad each year researching locations for his books. He is also the author of 'Czechmate' and 'One Lives, One Dies'.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


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Used availability for David Brierley's Shooting Star

Hardback Editions

July 1983 : UK Hardback

Title: Shooting Star
Author(s): David Brierley
ISBN: 0-00-222685-5 / 978-0-00-222685-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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June 1983 : USA Hardback

Title: Shooting Star
Author(s): David Brierley
ISBN: 0-684-17899-0 / 978-0-684-17899-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

July 1984 : UK Paperback

Title: Shooting Star
Author(s): David Brierley
ISBN: 0-330-28337-5 / 978-0-330-28337-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Shooting Star
Author(s): David Brierley
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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