William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of 10 novels, including ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS; 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 RESTLESS, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.

William Boyd

Books by William Boyd

by William Boyd - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler. Her hunger for experience draws her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her ambitious career, the seminal moments of the 20th century will become the unforgettable moments of her own biography, as well.

by William Boyd - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

It's 1969 and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond --- British special agent 007 --- is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.

by William Boyd - Espionage, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Lysander Rief, a young English actor, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned. Only a carefully plotted escape saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.

by William Boyd - Fiction

Any Human Heart is a moving, ambitious and richly conceived novel that embodies the heroics and follies of twentieth-century life.