William Boyd

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Any Human Heart

Nominated Audiobook of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards
book | Fiction | 2002
UK & Comm → Hamish Hamilton
US → Knopf
Canada → Penguin

Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both.

As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness.

Any Human Heart by William Boyd is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart.

William Boyd's television adaptation of Any Human Heart for Channel 4 was broadcast in 2010. Starring Jim Broadbent and Matthew Macfadyen, the series went on to win the 2011 BAFTA for best Drama Serial.

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Reviews

A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. Jeremy Paxman
Guardian

A fabulous book all about life. I think of Any Human Heart often - the sign of a truly great book. Fi Glover
New Statesman

A work of astonishing ventriloquistic virtuosity...Brilliant
Sunday Times

Full of delights
Times

Wise, profound and moving. Only the very best novels make you look at your own life and imagine your own future with fresh eyes William Sutcliffe
Independent on Sunday

Astounding. One of Boyd's greatest achievements
Mail on Sunday

Superb, wonderful, enjoyable
Guardian

Sheer, truly brilliant storytelling. He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries
Daily Telegraph

Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story
Sunday Telegraph

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