William Boyd

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Bamboo

book | Non-Fiction | 2005
UK & Comm → Bloomsbury Publishing (Ed. Alexandra Pringle)
US → Bloomsbury Publishing

Throughout his career as a novelist, William Boyd has never stopped writing non-fiction, providing a fascinating counterpoint to the world of his novels. Bamboo gathers together Boyd's writing on literature, art, the movie business, television, people he has met, places he has visited and autobiographical reflections on his African childhood and his years at boarding school. From Pablo Picasso to the allure of the British caff, from Charles Dickens to Catherine Deneuve, from mini-cabs to Brideshead Revisited, this collection proves an engrossing and revealing companion to the work of one of Britain's leading novelists.

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Bloomsbury Publishing
French
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Editions Du Seuil
German
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Kampa Verlag AG
Spanish
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Duomo Ediciones
Reviews

There are enormous pleasures to be had from Bamboo. Judith Flanders
The Spectator
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Boyd’s wit and intelligence illuminate his writing. Nick Rennison
The Sunday Times
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Laser-sharp...a great writer... Noel Malcolm
The Telegraph
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At 500-plus pages, this volume is perfect for a bedside table, to be read for sustained excellence of observation and lucidity of prose.
Publishers Weekly
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One of the best writers in English

Sunday Telegraph

The reader is getting a substantial amount of Boyd for his or her money... Perhaps his professionalism as a writer combines with his abiding interest in art to give Boyd the rare skill of translating visual idiom into intelligent prose

Independent

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