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WILLIAM BOYD is the author of nine novels, including 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, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

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Any Human Heart

Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $15.95

“A wonderful character—and a wonderful book. . . . Boyd persuades you that you’ve read the confidences of a real, flawed, marginal character battered by every malice and caprice of 20th-century history. ” —The Seattle Times

“A pleasure front to back, and a fond tip of the bowler hat to the upper-class... Read more >
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Any Human Heart

Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Armadillo
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $16.95

From the award-winning author of A Good Man Africa and An Ice-Cream War comes Armadillo, a brilliant satirical noir set in contemporary London.

To his colleagues, Lorimer Black, the handsome, mild-mannered insurance adjuster rising through the ranks of his London firm, is known as the guy who has it all: the sleek... Read more >
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Armadillo
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Blue Afternoon
Volume 1
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $16.95

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The Blue Afternoon
Volume 1
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $12.99

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The Destiny of Nathalie X

Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Destiny of Nathalie X

Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 1997
Price: $15.00

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Fascination
Stories
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $13.95

A new collection of stories by the internationally acclaimed author of Any Human Heart (“the finest storyteller of his generation” –Chicago Tribune).

In “Notebook No. 9,” a film director’s journal becomes an unintentional record of his obsessive love for his leading lady and the slow destruction of their relationship.

In “Beulah Berlin... Read more >
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Fascination
Stories
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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A Good Man in Africa
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and... Read more >
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A Good Man in Africa
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

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An Ice-Cream War
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $16.95

"Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best."
The New York Times Book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise of [his] first novel. . . . He is capable not only of some very funny satire but... Read more >
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An Ice-Cream War
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The New Confessions
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $18.00

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The New Confessions
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $12.99

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On the Yankee Station
Stories
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 27, 2001
Price: $15.00

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to fantasy as their sole escape from life's inequities. Stranded in an African hotel during... Read more >
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On the Yankee Station
Stories
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Stars and Bars
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $14.95

Sharply observed and brilliantly plotted, Stars and Bars is an uproarious portrait of culture clash deep in the heart of the American South, by one of contemporary literature’s most imaginative novelists.

A recent transfer to Manhattan has inspired art assessor Henderson Dores to shed his British reserve and aspire to the impulsive... Read more >
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Stars and Bars
A Novel
Written by William Boyd


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

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