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William Boyd - Solo
1969-et ​írunk, és James Bond, a 007-es ügynök éppen a 44. születésnapját ünnepli, amikor a titkosszolgálat vezetője magához rendeli, és megbízza egy furcsa feladattal. Egy kis nyugat-afrikai országot, Zanzarimot véres polgárháború szakított ketté, és M azzal bízza meg Bondot, hogy verje le a felkelést. Afrikába érkezve kezdetét veszi egy lázas tempójú kaland, amiben Bond felfedi a háború mögött álló valós erőket és rájön, hogy a helyzet minden, csak nem egyértelmű. Bond darabonként rakja össze a képet, és kiderül, mi a véres konfliktus valódi oka, egy olyan szövevényes összeesküvés, ami messzebbre és magasabbra mutat, mint álmodni merte volna. A regény olyan kalandra viszi olvasóját, ami a nyugat-afrikai hadszíntértől a londoni és washingtoni titkosszolgálatok irodáiig számos helyszínen zajlik. Cselekménye az első oldalon ragadja meg az embert és nem ereszti. Hihetetlen fordulatok, hajmeresztő szituációk, és a hatalom hiteles ábrázolása - ez a Szóló, a James Bond-életmű legújabb, lenyűgöző darabja. William Boyd, akinek munkásságát számos irodalmi díjjal ismerték el, hűen követi az Ian Fleming által teremtett Bond-hagyományt, de hőse sötétebb, komorabb és egyben érettebb is. A legújabb Bond-regény megjelenése után hosszú ideig szerepelt a népszerűségi listák élén, 2013-ban Angliában a National Book Awardsra jelölték, és mind a rajongók, mind a kritikusok nagyon kedvezően fogadták.

William Boyd - Uudet ​tunnustukset
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

William Boyd - Love ​is Blind
'Boyd ​on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game . . . magnificent' Sunday Times 'A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination' Guardian Book of the Week This is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum. Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie's love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the nineteenth century becomes the twentieth. Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge; of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates; of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away. At once an intimate portrait of one man's life and an expansive exploration of the beginning of the twentieth century, Love is Blind is a masterly new novel from one of Britain's best loved storytellers.

William Boyd - School ​Ties
Contains ​two plays for television about the vicissitudes of public schools, together with a 20,000 word introduction by the author, who has also written Brazzaville Beach, A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, Stars and Bars, The New Confessions and On the Yankee Station.

William Boyd - Trio
A ​producer. A novelist. An actress. It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. While the world is reeling our trio is involved in making a rackety Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. As the film is shot, with its usual drastic ups and downs, so does our trio's private, secret world begin to take over their public one. Pressures build inexorably - someone's going to crack. Or maybe they all will. From one of Britain's bestselling and best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?

William Boyd - Waiting ​for Sunrise
Vienna. ​1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon. Sitting in the waiting room he is anxiously pondering the nature of his problem when an extraordinary woman enters. She is clearly in distress, but Lysander is immediately drawn to her strange, hazel eyes and her unusual, intense beauty. Later the same day they meet again, and a more composed Hettie Bull introduces herself as an artist and sculptor, and invites Lysander to a party hosted by her lover, the famous painter Udo Hoff. Compelled to attend and unable to resist her electric charm, they begin a passionate love affair. Life in Vienna becomes tinged with the frisson of excitement for Lysander. He meets Sigmund Freud in a cafe, begins to write a journal, enjoys secret trysts with Hettie and appears to have been cured. London, 1914. War is stirring, and events in Vienna have caught up with Lysander. Unable to live an ordinary life, he is plunged into the dangerous theatre of wartime intelligence - a world of sex, scandal and spies, where lines of truth and deception blur with every waking day. Lysander must now discover the key to a secret code which is threatening Britain's safety, and use all his skills to keep the murky world of suspicion and betrayal from invading every corner of his life. Moving from Vienna to London's west end, the battlefields of France and hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a feverish and mesmerising journey into the human psyche, a beautifully observed portrait of wartime Europe, a plot-twisting thriller and a literary tour de force from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms.

William Boyd - Sweet ​Caress
When ​Amory Clay was born, in the decade before the Great War, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time she picked up her first camera, one who would record her own version of events. Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler. Her hunger for experience draws her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her ambitious career, the seminal moments of the 20th century will become the unforgettable moments of her own biography, as well. In Sweet Caress, Amory Clay comes wondrously to life, her vibrant personality enveloping the reader from the start. And, running through the novel, her photographs over the decades allow us to experience this vast story not only with Amory's voice but with her vision. William Boyd's Sweet Caress captures an entire lifetime unforgettably within its pages. It captivates.

William Boyd - Ordinary ​Thunderstorms
One ​May evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a split-second decision, the young climatologist Adam Kindred loses everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, money - never to get them back. With the police and a hit man in merciless pursuit, Adam has no choice but to go underground, joining the ranks of the disappeared, struggling to understand how his life has unravelled so spectacularly. His journey of discovery will take him along the Thames from Chelsea to the sink estates of the East End. On the way he encounters aristocrats, priests, prostitutes and a policewoman - but will he ever find himself again?

William Boyd - Die ​Fotografin
Ein ​Klick, die Blende schließt – der Startschuss zu einem neuen Leben. Mit sieben hält Amory Clay ihre erste Kamera in Händen, eine Kodak Brownie Nummer 2, und mit ihr sind alle Weichen gestellt. Amory Clay, Fotografin, Reisende, Kriegsberichterstatterin. Statt als Gesellschaftsfotografin in London zu reüssieren, lässt Amory alles Vertraute hinter sich und beginnt 1931 ein Leben voller Unwägbarkeiten in Berlin. Ein Berlin der Nachtclubs, des Jazz, der Extravaganz und Freizügigkeit – und der ersten Anzeichen von Bedrohung und Willkür. Amory Clay, eine Frau, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus ist, die unerschrocken ihren Weg geht, ihre Lieben lebt, ihre Geschicke selbst in die Hand nimmt. Tief fühlt sich William Boyd in sie ein und versteht es glänzend, Fiktion und Geschichte miteinander zu verschränken: das ausschweifende Berlin der frühen dreißiger Jahre, New York, wo sie den Mann trifft, der alles verändert, Paris im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Nach »Ruhelos« hat Boyd erneut eine unvergessliche Heldin geschaffen, eine verwegene, verblüffend moderne Frau, einen Künstlerroman, der das Porträt einer ganzen Epoche zeichnet.

William Boyd - Restless
I ​am Eva Delectorskaya,” Sally Gilmartin announces, and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter, Ruth, learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie. Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesque Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy, a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses, a woman taught to lie and deceive, and above all, to never trust anyone. Three decades later the secrets of Sally's past still haunt her. Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story. Ruth, meanwhile, is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol. She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past—the mysterious death of Eva's beloved brother, her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war, her dangerous romantic entanglement. Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service, and she needs Ruth's help. RESTLESS is a brilliant espionage audiobook and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo-American history, this is listening at its finest.

William Boyd - An ​Ice-Cream War
As ​millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous and little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa - a war they continued after the Armistice because no one told them to stop. An Ice-Cream War centres on an obscure but decisive moment in World War I, revolving around two English brothers whose love for each other and their country is sorely tested when they fall in love with the same woman.

William Boyd - Solo ​(angol)
It ​is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

William Boyd - The ​Blue Afternoon
In ​the 1930s, Kay Fischer is a modernist architect. When she is approached by a stranger claiming to be her father, she is uncertain how to react. But as he pursues her, she finds herself drawn to him and when he asks her to accompany him on a mysterious pilgrimage to Lisbon, she accepts.

William Boyd - The ​New Confessions
The ​New Confessions is equal parts Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens, Robertson Davies and Saul Bellow, with a wry 1980s touch that is pure Boyd.The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century.The New Confessions takes us from Todd's boyhood in Scotland to the trenches of World War I, to his fretful progress as film maker in the Weimar Republic, to deportation and exile in Mexico and the Allied invasion of St. Tropez, and finally to dark Hollywood days, and the obscurity of the blacklist, during the McCarthy era.The New Confessions is told from the questionable vantage point of not-so-serene old age and self-imposed exile in Mediterranean. Charming and exasperating, shrewd and foolish, vain and disarmingly candid, Todd lets us in on the secrets of his chaotic and beguiling life.The New Confessions is one man's astonishing march through chaos and adventure of three quarters of a century.

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

William Boyd - A ​Good Man in Africa
Morgan ​Leafy isn't overburdened with worldly success - he is refreshingly free from it. But then, as a representative of Her Britannic Majesty in tropical Kinjanja, it was not very constructive of him to get involved in wholesale bribery with sensitive local politicians.

William Boyd - Brazzaville ​Beach
In ​the heart of a civil war-torn African nation, primate researcher Hope Clearwater made a shocking discovery about apes and man . . . Young, alone, and far from her family in Britain, Hope Clearwater contemplates the extraordinary events that left her washed up like driftwood on Brazzaville Beach. It is here, on the distant, lonely outskirts of Africa, where she must come to terms with the perplexing and troubling circumstances of her recent past. For Hope is a survivor of the devastating cruelities of apes and humans alike. And to move forward, she must first grasp some hard and elusive truths: about marriage and madness, about the greed and savagery of charlatan science . . . and about what compels seemingly benign creatures to kill for pleasure alone.

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