William Boyd

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The Romantic by William Boyd review – a swashbuckling adventure
Boyd’s absorbing ‘whole-life’ novel transports its 19th-century hero around the globe for encounters with real-life figures and endless incident

Alexander Larman

01, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Romantic by William Boyd review – a fine ‘whole life’ novel
Boyd tracks the adventures of a 19th-century traveller in a hugely satisfying cradle-to-grave narrative

Jonathan Lee

05, Oct, 2022 @6:30 AM

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William Boyd: ‘The books world is much tougher now’
The author on his latest ‘whole-life’ novel, the brutal realities of modern publishing and the inspirational influence of Catch-22

Anthony Cummins

24, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Seven big-hitter books for autumn 2022, from Maggie O’Farrell to Cormac McCarthy
It’s going to be a vintage autumn for fiction, with new novels from some of our finest writers. Here’s our essential guide

Alex Preston

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they’ve enjoyed in February
David Baddiel, Houman Barekat and Guardian readers Rosa Jones and Elizabeth Best discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

David Baddiel, Houman Barekat, Rosa Jones and Elizabeth Best

25, Feb, 2022 @2:05 PM

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Susanna Clarke, Claudia Rankine, a biography of Tom Stoppard and more
Not sure what to read this month? Here are some fantastic new paperbacks, including a study of why we shake hands, a new William Boyd and James Rebanks’s illuminating thoughts on farming

02, Sep, 2021 @9:54 AM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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In brief: The Nolan Variations; Paris By Starlight; Nat Tate – review
Tom Shone’s fascinating study of film director Christopher Nolan

Alexander Larman

29, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Trio by William Boyd review – superbly wry and wise
Set on a Brighton film set in 1968, this showbiz story is intricate and funny – but should William Boyd be taking more risks?

Edward Docx

24, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Trio by William Boyd review – lights, camera, chaos
The secret lives of three characters on a 1960s film set make for the novelist’s funniest book in years

Alexander Larman

20, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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1968: the year that set the world on fire | William Boyd
Struggles for black justice, clashes between police and protestors, a Republican president running on a law and order ticket... a look at an extraordinary year that echoes in 2020

William Boyd

10, Oct, 2020 @11:00 AM

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