William Boyd’s entertaining story of a life apparently lived to the full turns into a journey deep into a very human heart.

Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary - but Logan Mountstuart's is more extraordinary than most. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and 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.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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William Boyd

William Boyd

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Born in Ghana, William Boyd is the author of one work of non-fiction, multiple collections of short stories and 17 novels.
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