Reading guide: Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2002, Any Human Heart tells the extraordinary story of a life lived to the fullest.
In 2002, William Boyd was longlisted for the Booker Prize for his story of a life lived to the full – a journey deep into a very human heart
The novel was Boyd’s second nomination for the prize, after his 1982-shortlisted novel An Ice-Cream War.
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 Mountstuart 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.
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