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Boyd, William 1952-

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Most widely held works by William Boyd
Restless : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

88 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member 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
Any human heart : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

78 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member 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
Waiting for sunrise : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

52 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrongly accused of rape, Lysander Rief, a young English actor, finds his life taking a dangerous turn when the men who help him escape a conviction recruit him for a lethal mission that leads him to a traitor who is linked to his family
Solo : a James Bond novel by William Boyd( Book )

70 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Bond --British special agent 007-- is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime
Ordinary thunderstorms : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

55 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member 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
An ice-cream war by William Boyd( Book )

91 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Ice-Cream War" is the story of American, German, and British lives in Eastern Africa turned upside down by World War I. European and American settlers in Eastern Africa, once friendly neighbors, reluctantly turned to enemies." -- Ein Kunde, review
Brazzaville Beach : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

87 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyd's adroitly written tale of romantic suspense is told from the point of view of a woman who flees marital difficulties in England to study chimpanzees in Africa. --Publishers Weekly
A good man in Africa by William Boyd( Book )

106 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and is charged with monitoring the front runner in Kinjanja?s national elections, Morgan senses an opportunity to achieve real professional recognition and, more importantly, reassignment. After he finds himself being blackmailed, diagnosed with a venereal disease, attempting bribery, and confounded with a dead body, Morgan realizes that very little is going according to plan."--The publisher
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Amory Clay was born, in the decade before the Great War, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time she picked up her first camera, one who would record her own version of events. Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler. Her hunger for experience draws her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her ambitious career, the seminal moments of the 20th century will become the unforgettable moments of her own biography, as well. In Sweet Caress, Amory Clay comes wondrously to life, her vibrant personality enveloping the reader from the start. And, running through the novel, her photographs over the decades allow us to experience this vast story not only with Amory's voice but with her vision. William Boyd's Sweet Caress captures an entire lifetime unforgettably within its pages. It captivates."--
The blue afternoon : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member 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
The new confessions by William Boyd( Book )

61 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the 20th century. John James Todd's reminiscences carry us through the ups and downs of a long and lively career that begins in genteel Edinburgh, devastatingly detours out to the Western Front, forks off, after a period of cosy family life in London, to the electric excitements of the Berlin film-world of the Twenties, then moves on to Hollywood ... to ordeal by McCarthyism and eventual escape to Europe'
Stars and bars by William Boyd( Book )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent arrival to Manhattan, art assessor Englishman Henderson Dores believes the move has given him a new lease of life. When he traves to Georgia to appraise a collection of impressionist paintings, Dore is stranded when his car wheels mysteriously disappear and is received by the bizarre Gage family
On art and artists : selected essays by T. G Rosenthal( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosenthal knew many of his subjects personally and some became friends: Michael Ayrton; Arthur Boyd; Ivon Hitchens; Thelma Hulbert; L.S. Lowry; Sidney Nolan; Paula Rego. There are also essays on Wyndham Lewis, Jack B. Yeats and the paintings of August Strindberg. There is a profile of Walter and Eva Neurath, founders of the art-book publishers Thames & Hudson, the author's first employers; an essay on Anti-Semitism in England; and an obituary of Matthew Hodgart, who at Cambridge, influenced and developed Rosenthal's knowledge and passion for literature
Armadillo : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social satire on Britain, featuring an insurance claims adjustor who descends from East European Romanies. He navigates the shoals of class with an invented past, matching wits with executives trying to diddle his company
Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur by William Boyd( Book )

33 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions--familial, artistic, romantic--and their power to shape, and destroy, a life. Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron--"The Irish Liszt"--The pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life, and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive--and consort to Kilbarron. And though seemingly doomed from the start, Brodie's passion for her only grows as their lives become increasingly more intertwined, more secretive, and, finally, more dangerous--what Brodie doesn't know about Lika, and about her connection to Kilbarron and his sinister brother, Malachi, eventually testing not only his love for her but his ability, and will, to survive."
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member 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
Fascination : stories by William Boyd( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member 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."
Any human heart( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le parcours d'un romancier dans les années 20 à Paris, puis dans les années 50 à New York et, enfin, dans les années 80 à Londres. Il croisera la route d'Ernest Hemingway, d'Ian Fleming et du Duc et de la Duchesse de Windsor. [Allociné]
Restless( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since
On the Yankee station : stories by William Boyd( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, the author creates a world populated by weary souls who, desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives, turn to fantasy as their sole escape from life's inequities
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Restless : a novel
Any human heart : a novelOrdinary thunderstorms : a novelAn ice-cream warBrazzaville Beach : a novelA good man in AfricaThe blue afternoon : a novelThe new confessionsStars and bars
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보이드, 윌리암 1952-

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