Book List in Order:24 titles

  • From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set.A producer. A novelist. An actress. It''s summer, 1968--a time of war and assassinations, pro...


  • The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions--familial, artistic, romantic--and t...


  • Peter Doolan’s got a big problem: the girl he loves isn’t quite real. Peter lives in the city of Luxe, where the spirit world underlies the ordinary one. The ways and paths between the two are known as slides, and Peter knows them all. He’s a p...


  • 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, wh...


  • It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth 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...


  • Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rap...



  • When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little did they know that the painter Nat Tate...


  • A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of Restless, a national bestseller and winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award. It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kind...






  • A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of thei...


  • RESTLESS by William Boyd is now a two-part movie starring Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, and Rufus Sewell, airing on the BBC in the UK and on the Sundance Channel in the U.S. in December, 2012. It is Paris, 1939. Twenty-eight year old Eva Delect...


  • One of the most beguiling storytellers on either side of the Atlantic delivers a luminous new collection whose 14 stories are a series of variations on the theme of love–and its shady cousin lust. A film director’s journal becomes an unintended c...


  • William Boyd’s masterful new novel tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century....


  • 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 ...


  • At a time when Canada's influence in hockey seems to be slipping, Hockey Towns assures us that the spirit of the game will endure in our communities.William Boyd takes us on a journey across Canada -- from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Powell River, Brit...


  • 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 o...


  • This new collection of eleven stories by the author of The Blue Afternoon takes readers back in time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I in Vienna, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters. Artful, witty, moving, The Destin...


  • This book is the winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first me...


  • Set in the years 1914 to 1918, An Ice Cream War follows the fortunes of two English brothers who enlist and fight in German East Africa. Contrasting the vibrant chaos of East Africa with the quiet gentility of Edwardian England, the novel tracks t...


  • Led to the outskirts of Africa in her search for knowledge, primate researcher Hope Clearwater attempts to come to terms with the nightmares of her recent past and her devastating discovery about primates. Reprint....


  • In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts Laurence Stern, Charles Dickens, Robertson ...


  • 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 ...


  • To tie in with the publication of Boyd's new novel, Brazzaville Beach, here is the first of his critically acclaimed novels, the long out-of-print winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. It is the darkly comic tale of an overweight, oversexed escapee f...