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William Boyd (1) (1952–)

Autor(a) de Restless

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About the Author

William Boyd is a writer who was born in Ghana on March 7, 1952. He was educated at Gordonstoun school; and then the University of Nice, France, the University of Glasgow, and finally Jesus College, Oxford. Between 1980 and 1983 he was a lecturer in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and it was mostrar mais while he was there that his first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), was published. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005. Boyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 "Best of Young British Novelists" in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council. His novels include: A Good Man in Africa, for which he won the Whitbread Book award and Somerset Maugham Award in 1981; An Ice-Cream War, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was nominated for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1982; Brazzaville Beach, published in 1991, and Any Human Heart, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize in 2002. Restless, the tale of a young woman who discovers that her mother had been recruited as a spy during World War II, was published in 2006 and won the Novel Award in the 2006 Costa Book Awards. Boyd published Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel in early 2012. In 2015 his title, Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Clay, Amory made the new Zealand Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de William Boyd

Restless (2006) 2,776 cópias
Any Human Heart (2002) 2,416 cópias
Ordinary Thunderstorms (2009) 1,305 cópias
Brazzaville Beach (1990) 1,297 cópias
A Good Man in Africa (1981) 1,118 cópias
Waiting for Sunrise (2012) 1,054 cópias
An Ice-Cream War (1982) 951 cópias
Armadillo (1998) 932 cópias
The Blue Afternoon (1993) 911 cópias
The New Confessions (1988) 806 cópias
Sweet Caress (2015) 610 cópias
Stars and Bars (1984) 603 cópias
Solo (2013) 557 cópias
Love Is Blind (2018) 331 cópias
On the Yankee Station (1981) 290 cópias
Trio (2021) 277 cópias
Fascination (2004) 273 cópias
The Destiny of Nathalie 'X' (1995) 222 cópias
The Romantic (2022) 211 cópias
Granta 100 (2007) 179 cópias
Bamboo : Essays and Criticism (2005) 151 cópias
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth (2017) 106 cópias
Protobiography (1998) 82 cópias
The Vanishing Game (2014) 63 cópias
Le destin de Nathalie X (1990) 20 cópias
Visions fugitives (1997) 18 cópias
Transfigured Night (1995) 12 cópias
The Trench [1999 film] (1999) — Diretor — 10 cópias
Longing (2013) 10 cópias
Any Human Heart [2010 TV mini series] (2011) — Screenwriter — 9 cópias
The Argument (2016) 4 cópias
Scoop [1987 TV movie] (1987) — writer — 4 cópias
Lanark 4 cópias
Bullets Don't Cry (1994) 3 cópias
My Girl in Skin-Tight Jeans (1991) 2 cópias
A Good Man in Africa [1994 film] (1994) — Screenwriter — 2 cópias
Not, Yet, Jayette 1 exemplar(es)
Scoop [play] 1 exemplar(es)
The View from Yves Hill 1 exemplar(es)
A Waste of Shame [2005 TV movie] — writer — 1 exemplar(es)
Graham Sutherland (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Lunch [audio play] 1 exemplar(es)
the loss adjuster 1 exemplar(es)
Hantise 1 exemplar(es)
Cork (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
9 French 1 exemplar(es)
1 School 1 exemplar(es)
3 First London 1 exemplar(es)
4 Second World War 1 exemplar(es)
5 Post War 1 exemplar(es)
6 New York 1 exemplar(es)
7 African 1 exemplar(es)
Charlie 1 exemplar(es)
8 Second London 1 exemplar(es)
Boyd William 1 exemplar(es)
2 Oxford 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições8,633 cópias
A Handful of Dust (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições4,414 cópias
A Far Cry from Kensington (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições1,285 cópias
The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições739 cópias
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuinte — 280 cópias
Granta 87: Jubilee! The 25th Anniversary Issue (2004) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary (1995) — Introdução — 79 cópias
Chaplin [1992 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 77 cópias
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Ox-Tales: Water (2009) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Great Poets of the 20th Century: Siegfried Sassoon (2008) — Prefácio — 15 cópias
Sword of Honour [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Screenwriter — 11 cópias
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE NOVEMBER - SPARK & BOYD em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Dezembro 2015)


A very good spy story with, in my opinion, one mistake. Eva says she made a mistake towards the end of the story. That puts a small dent in an excellent story because having read that much, you think right away that she would never have made such a mistake. So I guess the mistake was made by Boyd.
dvoratreis | outras 111 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
This should be made into a television series. The places where the story takes place include a boy's school in England, London, Paris, New York, The Bahamas, Switzerland, the South of France, Biarritz, Nigeria. One episode for each of those. I don't mean to sound dismissive. I quite enjoyed reading the book, even though at the start I thought, hmmm, a teenage boy and his friends at an English boarding school ... I don't think I'm going to like this. But I did like it. And if they make a series out of it, I'll be watching.

This is the third well-written book I've read recently; one of those was really beautifully written -- well-chosen words, wonderfully constructed story. Sometimes you don't notice good writing, you just know that you enjoy reading the book. But when you go from a book like this one to the one I am currently reading, you can appreciate the difference between good and serviceable.
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dvoratreis | outras 95 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
I've read two other books by Boyd that I liked better. This one I think was supposed to be wise, funny, and truthful, at least that's what it says on the cover. But I found it populated with cartoon characters, none of whom I enjoyed spending any time with.
dvoratreis | outras 17 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
This fictional journal of the writer Logan Mountstuart kept me enthralled for the bulk of this bulky novel. I was sorry to see it end. I miss it. When starting with his childhood, I twitched and sighed hoping that we would soon be into Oxford days, but after twenty or thirty pages, I was hooked. Not a fan of roman a clef or historical fiction, here I was enjoying both, in a journal format, particularly the protagonist's encounters with real life figures like Hemingway or Joyce or Picasso or the Duke of Windsor. Settings were seductive, Oxford, Paris , Zurich, Bermuda or New York City. The spy tasks during WWII, the haunting prisoner of war years and aftermath, the art gallery milieu, the publishing business fascinated me. There is a Meiner Badhof interaction toward the end, oddly involving our hero, which didn't seem to fit, but I never faltered in my bulldozing through the book, picking it up at even a hint of insomnia. My favorite quote from his Southern France retirement oasis of which he writes:

The pleasures of my life here are simple – simple, inexpensive and democratic. A warm hill of Marmande tomatoes on a roadside vendor’s stall. A cold beer on a pavement table of the Café de France – Marie Therese inside making me a sandwich au Camembert. Munching the knob off a fresh baguette as I wander back from Saint-Sabine. The farinaceous smell of the white dust raised by a breeze from the driveway. A cuckoo sounding in the perfectly silent woods beyond the meadow. The huge grey, cerise, pink, orange and washed-out blue of a sunset seen from my rear terrace. The drilling of the cicadas at noon – the soft dialling tone of the crickets as dusk slowly gathers. A good book, a hammock and a cold, beaded bottle of blanc sec. A rough red wine and steak frites. The cool, dark, shuttered silence of my bedroom – and as I go to sleep the prospect that all this will be available to me again, unchanged, tomorrow. (p.479)

I need only the hammock and cold, beaded bottle of blanc sec to supplement this good book.
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featherbooks | outras 95 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |



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