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Boyd, William 1952-

Overview
Works: 327 works in 1,331 publications in 5 languages and 31,307 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Diary fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Humorous stories  Spy stories  Short stories  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Illustrator, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.O9192, 823.914
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Restless : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
53 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,433 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 )
37 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,107 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 )
32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,999 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 )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,837 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 )
53 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,626 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 )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member 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
Armadillo : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
53 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,420 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 )
47 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,400 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." --from the publisher
The blue afternoon : a novel by William Boyd ( Book )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,366 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
The new confessions by William Boyd ( Book )
33 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member 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
Stars and bars by William Boyd ( Book )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Engelse kunsthistoricus zoekt in de Verenigde Staten vrije ontplooiïng van zijn verlegen persoonlijkheid
Solo : a James Bond novel by William Boyd ( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,165 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
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 826 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 )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 812 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."
On the Yankee station : stories by William Boyd ( Book )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 795 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
The destiny of Nathalie X and other stories by William Boyd ( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member 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
Restless a novel by William Boyd ( Recording )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 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
Sword of honour ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 417 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
A month and a day : a detention diary by Ken Saro-Wiwa ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Month and A Day & Letters" is an edited version of "A Detention Diary" - Ken Saro-Wiwa's own record of his arrest and imprisonment in July 1993, and the history of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and his ever-increasing commitment to the Ogoni cause in Nigeria. This new edition has a foreword by the Nobel Laureate and fellow Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka. It also includes a 'Letter to My Father' ten years on from the brutal hanging by Saro-Wiwa's eldest son, Ken Wiwa, and other letters of support (and later condolence to Ken Wiwa and his family) from world leaders, prominent writers, friends and individuals concerned with his plight and cause, delivered to and from Ken Saro-Wiwa in prison with the help of organisations such as International PEN. This book highlights his ideology, his cause, his ultimate sacrifice and the injustice of his death. It focuses on the Ogoni struggle against the multinational Shell and the Nigerian military dictatorship. It gives an insight into the reasons for Saro-Wiwa's elimination at all costs for daring to question the actions of Shell in polluting Ogoniland and for his criticisms of a corrupt regime financed largely by oil money. Ken Saro-Wiwa's story illustrates the consequences and dangers of living in a global economy powered by fossil fuel
 
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Alternative Names
Boids, Viljams, 1952-
Boyd, Will, 1952-
Boyd, William
ボイド, ウィリアム
Languages
English (612)
German (16)
Spanish (12)
French (2)
Portuguese (1)
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