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William Boyd is the author of eleven novels including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet and adapted into a Channel 4 drama; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection; Ordinary Thunderstorms and, most recently, the Sunday Times bestseller, Waiting for Sunrise. William Boyd lives in London and France.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by William Boyd

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
William Boyd
A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017
Restless by William Boyd
Restless
William Boyd
I am an enormous fan of William Boyd although some of his novels are a little disappointing. Not this one. I must admit I was surprised to discover that it is actually just a spy story … but what a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay
William Boyd
In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of the twentieth century, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd
Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay
William Boyd
In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Solo A James Bond Novel
William Boyd
William Boyd is a self-avowed James Bond nut and this shines through in the latest of the revived Bond franchise. This isn’t the up to date Bond of the movies but the sixties Bond of Fleming’s books and the detail...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Solo A James Bond Novel
William Boyd
1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
Waiting for Sunrise
William Boyd
A thrilling, plot-twisting new novel set in Europe during the first world war, from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2013
Restless by William Boyd
Restless
William Boyd
I am an enormous fan of William Boyd although some of his novels are a little disappointing. Not this one. I must admit I was surprised to discover that it is actually just a spy story … but what a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2012
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
Waiting for Sunrise
William Boyd
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 8 March 2012. A thrilling, plot-twisting new novel set in Europe during the first world war, from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2012
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Any Human Heart
William Boyd
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year of the Year Award 2011. The story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart.
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/01/1970
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Ordinary Thunderstorms
William Boyd
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 December 2009. A gripping thriller that will keep you glued from beginning to end. When Adam Kindred finds himself caught up in a murder and has to lose himself in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2009
Restless by William Boyd
Restless
William Boyd
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 14 February 2007.Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2006. Judges' comment: "Beautifully crafted. Boyd gives us a page-turner, despite the story's complex wartime intrigue. Restless is packed with riveting detail: it is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2007
Restless by William Boyd
Restless
William Boyd
Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2006. Judges' comment: "Beautifully crafted. Boyd gives us a page-turner, despite the story's complex wartime intrigue. Restless is packed with riveting detail: it is a novel reeking of authenticity."
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2006

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