Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay

by William Boyd

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Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay Synopsis

Amory Clay's first memory is of her father doing a handstand - but it is his absences that she chiefly remembers. Her Uncle Greville, a photographer, gives her both the affection she needs and a camera, which unleashes a passion that irrevocably shapes her future. She begins an apprenticeship with him in London, photographing socialites for magazines. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi-monde of 1920s Berlin, New York in the 1930s, the Blackshirt riots in London, and France during the Second World War, where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. 

Sweet Caress The Many Lives of Amory Clay Press Reviews

English fiction's master storyteller Independent on Sunday Serious, provocative, intelligent, Boyd's writing is endlessly open to ideas Daily Telegraph His eccentric wit and restless intelligence exert a powerful appeal New York Times The energy and inventiveness of Boyd's storytelling is breathtaking London Review of Books


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ISBN: 9781408867990
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: William Boyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About William Boyd

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 ...

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