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William Boyd was born in Ghana, where his father was a doctor, and was educated there and in Scotland. His first novel A Good Man in Africa won both the Whitbread First Novel and Somerset Maugham Prizes, and his subsequent novels have gone on to win many awards. He devides his time between London and south-west France.

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Its pleasures are endless. . . . Supremely entertaining. "The Washington Post Book World ""Boyd has an exceptional ability to tell a really compelling story, in dense imaginative detail, about characters with complex, and convincing, emotional lives. . . . I've already read this book twice and probably shall again. Of how many novels can that be said?"--Peter Green, "Los Angeles Times Book Review " The sort of rare novel that redeems the essential purpose of prose fiction. . . . A high celebration of the plain fun of a life lived with relentless appetite and reasonable grace. "The Baltimore Sun " Entertaining and moving. . . . Can be read with sheer pleasure not only for the delicacy of its emotions but for the truth of its perceptions. Like saying goodbye to a good friend, it s hard to see this brilliant novel come to an end. "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette " 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 fiction spawned by a long-gone world. "Newsweek " One of the most skillful and appealing writers at work today. "The Atlantic Monthly " A novel of deep humanity and insight. "Newsday "" "Its pleasures are endless. . . . Supremely entertaining." -"The Washington Post Book World ""Boyd has an exceptional ability to tell a really compelling story, in dense imaginative detail, about characters with complex, and convincing, emotional lives. . . . I've already read this book twice and probably shall again. Of how many novels can that be said?"--Peter Green, "Los Angeles Times Book Review ""The sort of rare novel that redeems the essential purpose of prose fiction. . . . A high celebration of the plain fun of a life lived with relentless appetite and reasonable grace."--"The Baltimore Sun ""Entertaining and moving. . . . Can be read with sheer pleasure not only for the delicacy of its emotions but for the truth of its perceptions. Like saying goodbye to a good friend, it's hard to see this brilliant novel come to an end." --"The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette " "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 fiction spawned by a long-gone world."-- "Newsweek ""One of the most skillful and appealing writers at work today."--"The Atlantic Monthly ""A novel of deep humanity and insight."--"Newsday "

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