English fiction's master storyteller ( Independent on Sunday)
Serious, provocative, intelligent, Boyd's writing is endlessly open to ideas ( Daily Telegraph)
His eccentric wit and restless intelligence exert a powerful appeal ( New York Times Book Review)
The energy and inventiveness of Boyd's storytelling is breathtaking ( London Review of Books)
Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.
A spell at boarding school ends abruptly and Amory begins an apprenticeship with Greville in London, living in his tiny flat in Kensington, earning two pounds a week photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi monde of Berlin of the late 20s, to New York of the 30s, to the Blackshirt riots in London and to France in the Second World War where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. Her desire for experience will lead Amory to further wars, to lovers, husbands and children as she continues to pursue her dreams and battle her demons.
In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his greatest achievement to date.
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury, London, 2015. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover in very good condition. First edition. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM. Used. Artikel-Nr. 448034
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. 2015. First Edition. 447 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial jacket over blue boards. Neat clean pages with light marking to page edges. Some pencil annotations to rear endpaper. Water marks to rear paste-down and endpaper. Light rub wear and marking to boards and edges. Small bumps to corners. Jacket is lightly rub worn with small tears and chips to edges. Large water mark to rear of jacket. book. Artikel-Nr. 1490957847HJG