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Boyd, William 1952-

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Restless : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

83 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,535 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 émigré 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 )

73 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,256 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 )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,983 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
Ordinary thunderstorms : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,980 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
Solo : a James Bond novel by William Boyd( Book )

65 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,959 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
An ice-cream war by William Boyd( Book )

85 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge cynische Brit gaat ten tijde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog op zoek naar zijn in Oostelijk Afrika verloren gewaande broer
Brazzaville Beach : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

81 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,586 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
The blue afternoon : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,404 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. By the author of A Good Man in Africa
Armadillo : a novel by William Boyd( Book )

66 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member 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 )

61 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,369 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
The new confessions by William Boyd( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet John James Todd: Scotsman, auteur, Rousseau-fanatic - and 'subversive element'. Born in 1899, John James Todd is one of the great failed geniuses of the last century. His reminiscences, collected in The New Confessions, take us from Edinburgh to the Western Front, the Berlin film-world in the twenties to Hollywood in the thirties, forties and beyond. Suffering imprisonment, shooting, marriage, fatherhood, divorce and McCarthyism, Todd is a hostage to good fortune, ill-judgement, bad luck, the vast sweep of history and the cruel, cruel hand of fate
Stars and bars by William Boyd( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,299 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
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 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."--
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member 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
On the Yankee station : stories by William Boyd( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and French and held by 813 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
Fascination : stories by William Boyd( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 782 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 )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member 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
Restless a novel by William Boyd( Recording )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 506 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 émigré 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
Sword of honour by Bill Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war story and a love story, as well as a biting satire on the emergence of the world we live in today
Restless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 435 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
 
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Restless : a novel
Alternative Names
Boids, Viljams 1952-

Boyd Will 1952-....

Boyd, William

William Boyd British writer

William Boyd Brits filmregisseur

William Boyd schottischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

William Boyd scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico

Уильям Бойд

ויליאם בויד

ویلیام بوید فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

보이드, 윌리암 1952-

ウィリアム・ボイド

ボイド, ウィリアム

威廉·波伊

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Any human heart : a novelOrdinary thunderstorms : a novelAn ice-cream warBrazzaville Beach : a novelThe blue afternoon : a novelArmadillo : a novelA good man in AfricaThe new confessions