Boyd, William 1952-
Most widely held works about William Boyd
Most widely held works by William Boyd
Any human heart : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
43 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
The journals of Logan Mountstuart chronicle his eighty-five years of life, from his boyhood in Uruguay to his education at Oxford, his wartime exploits, his career as an art dealer, and his retirement in France.
Restless by William Boyd ( Book )
45 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
When Sally Gilmartin's life is threatened, she must turn to her daughter Ruth for help. But first Sally must reveal the truth about her past: she is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre once recruited by the British Secret Service during World War II. Though Ruth is struggling with her own demons, she is now drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past.
Ordinary thunderstorms : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
Adam Kindred is in London for a job interview and looking at a bright future. Then he has a chance meeting in a restaurant that results in a series of actions that cost him his family, his money, his very identity. Utterly alone, Adam joins London's underground society of dispossessed and tries to figure out what happened to his life.
Brazzaville Beach : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
57 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Hope Clearwater lives alone in a beach house in an unnamed African country, trying to patch together her shattered life. An ecologist, she had come to Africa to participate in primate research and to heal the deep wounds of her marriage to a brilliant English mathematician; but she soon found herself plunged into another crisis, one that threatened not only her career but also her life. In a book packed with scientific and mathematical metaphors, Boyd explores how people create, defend, ignore, or subvert the belief systems that govern their lives. If on one level this is an intellectual thriller, on another it is very much an exciting and riveting adventure story, and on yet another a subtle examination of the power grid of personal relationships.
An ice-cream war by William Boyd ( Book )
45 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
Eté 1914 : une guerre au bout du monde entre colonies anglaises et allemandes d'Afrique du Sud.
The blue afternoon : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
In 1936, an elderly doctor travels to Lisbon to find the love of his life. He is Dr. Salvador Carriscant of Los Angeles, who as a young man worked in the Philippines when it was a U.S. colony. Tired of his wife, he developed a liaison with the wife of an American officer, quelling a rebellion, and the two planned to flee abroad to start life anew. While she succeeded, he failed and for 30 years they have not seen each other. By the author of A Good Man in Africa.
The new confessions by William Boyd ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
Med charme og åbenhjertighed fortæller en ældre skotsk fotograf og filminstruktør om sit bemærkelsesværdige liv og sin utrolige karriere i Europa og USA fra før 1. Verdenskrig til 1960'erne.
Armadillo : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
40 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
A social satire on Britain, featuring an insurance claims adjustor who descends from East European gypsies. He navigates the shoals of class with an invented past, matching wits with executives trying to diddle his company.
A good man in Africa by William Boyd ( Book )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
De eerste secretaris van de Engelse ambassade in een Westafrikaanse staat raakt in moeilijkheden en zijn wanhopige pogingen om de schade te herstellen maken de toestand alleen maar erger..
Stars and bars by William Boyd ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Timide et gauche, l'Anglais Henderson Dores, 40 ans, expert en tableaux, adore l'Amérique où il songe à refaire sa vie. Une mission d'expertise confiée par ses patrons l'envoie dans le Sud profond des Etats-Unis... Un divertissement autour des moeurs et coutumes d'un pays que l'auteur, à travers le regard affolé de son emblématique anti-héros, contemple d'un oeil tendre, mais lucide.
On the Yankee station : stories by William Boyd ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Fascination : stories by William Boyd ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction explores how life is shaped by the human need for love and the problems that ensue when love is denied or misplaced, in such works as "Adult Video," "Tantasia on a Favorite Waltz," and "Notebook No. 9."
The destiny of Nathalie X and other stories by William Boyd ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and French and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Short stories with an international flavor. In Cork, an Englishwoman and a Portuguese poet meet once a year in 1930s Lisbon to fulfill each other's fantastical desires, in Alpes-Maritimes, an Englishman must decide between his German girlfriend and her twin sister to whom he is more attracted, while the title story is on an African film director shooting a movie in Hollywood. By the author of The Blue Afternoon.
Chaplin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Chaplin's entire life is covered in the biographical film. From his upbringings in the slums of England to his Honorary Oscar in 1972.
A month and a day : a detention diary by Ken Saro-Wiwa ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Chaplin ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
"Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover."--Container.
Any human heart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Every life is ordinary and extraordinary. Logan Mountstuart's is a rich tapestry of both. Experience Logan at different points in his life in this provocative glimpse at one man's quest for glory and bliss. Any Human Heart is the story of a full life, lived with passion; expansive, rich, unsentimental, comic, and profoundly moving.
Bamboo : essays and criticism by William Boyd ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
A compilation of essays features the author's commentary, reflections, and critical reviews on such subjects as art, literature, television, the film industry, his own life, and the writing process.
Fascination by William Boyd ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Exploring the ways a life can be dominated by a need for love and the torments that arise when love is misplaced or denied, these 14 stories include the supernaturally inflected ("A Haunting," "Visions Fugitives"), the Chekhovian bittersweet ("The Woman on the Beach with a Dog"), the PoMo urban spiel ("Beulah Berlin, an A-Z") and the comedy of dogged lechery. The last is represented by "Adult Video," which, structured according to a video-recorder's functions ("Play," "Pause," "Fast-Forward," etc.)l form, records the infidelity of one Edward, a cynical graduate student, and "Fascination," in which the same Edward, married to the girlfriend he cheated on, bungles a brief foray as a freelance journalist by making a pass at a young interviewee. "A Haunting" uses an old horror motif (a man is possessed by the spirit of another man) to illuminate the character of architect Alex Rief. Dispossession animates "The Ghost of a Bird," in which a Doctor Moran observes the brief recovery and sudden death of a young brain-damaged soldier, Gerald Gault. Gault, who published a short story shortly before being injured in 1944, has, in his brief recovery, confused his life with that story.
Nat Tate : an American artist, 1928-1960 by William Boyd ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Biography of mid-20th century American artist, Nat Tate, who was revealed to be a fictional character in a New York Times article, April 9, 1998.
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