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Any Human Heart

by William Boyd

Part of the Penguin Essentials Series

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Any Human Heart Synopsis

Any Human Heart is William's Boyd's classic, bestselling novel, now available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. Here, then, is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart. Any Human Heart will be enjoyed by readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel, as well as lovers of the finest British and historical fiction around the world. It was recently adapted for a major Channel 4 four-part drama series scripted by William Boyd and starring Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hollander. This edition features beautiful cover artwork from the television series. 'Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story' Sunday Telegraph 'Superb, wonderful, enjoyable' Guardian 'A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable' Jeremy Paxman

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241981450
Publication date: 1st June 2017
Author: William Boyd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Primary Genre Temporary Thema
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William Boyd Press Reviews

'Astounding. One of Boyd's greatest achievements'
MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Sheer, truly brilliant storytelling. He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries'
DAILY TELEGRAPH



'Wise, profound and moving. Only the very best novels make you look at your own life and imagine your own future with fresh eyes'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY



'Superb, wonderful, enjoyable'
GUARDIAN



'Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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ISBN: 9780241981450
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 01/08/2011
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Publication date: 27/05/2011
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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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