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A James Bond Novel

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Author: Boyd, William
ISBN:978-0-224-09944-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $395.00
Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.6 x 24 cm
Author Biography
Boyd, William (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 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.

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