Fragments of Youth

Fragments of Youth

By Richard Williams

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Publication Date: 28 Nov 2022


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Categories: Contemporary

ISBN: 9781915352415


It’s the mid 90s; sleepy British suburbia. Will Green is a teenage songwriter who wants nothing more than to be on Top of the Pops and gracing the cover of the NME with his band SharpShooter. Still reeling from his father's death, being on stage provides him with vital escapism from the day-to-day reality of dealing with his heavy-drinking mother and caring for his little sister Izzy.

When it comes to relationships, Will is living in the shadow of best friend and tempestuous lead singer Jake. That’s until he meets Amy, a girl with headstrong aspirations of her own, who seemingly sees him for who he really is.

As SharpShooter embark on a riotous tour of the UK, Will must navigate tragedy and temptation to keep both his band together and first love alive.


Richard Williams grew up on Mersea Island in Essex and currently lives in South West London. Having graduated from University of Roehampton with a degree in Creative Writing, this is his first full-length work. His hobbies include playing guitar and following Colchester United Football Club.


Sarah (Guest Review) - 13 Dec, 2022

As someone who has always fancied playing in a band, I felt like I was being invited into the inner circle. I identified massively with Amy too and her story reminded me of my own uni days. A very enjoyable read!

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