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Any Human Heart

by William Boyd

William Boyd’s masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century....


Ordinary Thunderstorms: A Novel

by William Boyd

One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation...


An Ice-Cream War: A Novel

by William Boyd

"Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best."

--The New York Times Book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise...


The Destiny of Nathalie X

by William Boyd

This new collection of eleven stories by the author of The Blue Afternoon takes readers back in time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I in Vienna, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters....


On the Yankee Station: Stories

by William Boyd

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a...


Solo

by William Boyd

It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bond—British special agent 007—is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation,...


Armadillo: A Novel

by William Boyd

On a cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black, an insurance adjustor -- young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes to keep a perfectly ordinary appointment only to find a hanged man.

His life is about to be turned...


Fascination: Stories

by William Boyd

One of the most beguiling storytellers on either side of the Atlantic delivers a luminous new collection whose 14 stories are a series of variations on the theme of love–and its shady cousin lust. A film director’s...


The Blue Afternoon: Volume 1

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1995

by William Boyd

"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936...


Waiting for Sunrise

by William Boyd

Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she...


The New Confessions

by William Boyd

In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts...


Nat Tate

by William Boyd

When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little...


Bamboo

by William Boyd

On the heels of Boyd's Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award winner, Restless, an erudite and entertaining collection of essays and opinions from one of our generation's most talented writers.


Stars and Bars: A Novel

by William Boyd

Sharply observed and brilliantly plotted, Stars and Bars is an uproarious portrait of culture clash deep in the heart of the American South, by one of contemporary literature’s most imaginative novelists.

A...


Brazzaville Beach: A Novel

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1990

by William Boyd

In the heart of a civil war-torn African nation, primate researcher Hope Clearwater made a shocking discovery about apes and man . . .

Young, alone, and far from her family in Britain, Hope Clearwater contemplates...


Restless

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2006

by William Boyd

A masterful and thrilling espionage novel from one of the most talented authors of his generation. Full of tension and drama, emotion and history, this is storytelling at its finest.


A Good Man in Africa

by William Boyd

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...