William Boyd is a Scottish author and screenwriter. He grew up in Ghana and Nigeria, and moved to Scotland at the age of nine. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), was published while he was a lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and he has since been an extraordinarily prolific and successful author. He was selected by Ian Fleming’s estate to write the next James Bond novel, Solo, published in 2013. His work includes novels, short stories, screenplays and a memoir and it has been translated into over thirty languages.
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Featured book by William Boyd
At the dawn of WW2, the young Eva, a Russian émigrée in Paris, is recruited to work for the British Secret Service. Under the guidance of her mentor, Lucas Romer, she transforms into the perfect spy, but all is not as it seems. Years later, Eva, or rather the wife and mother Sally Gilmartin, finds herself confronted with her past, and with it, her daughter.Read more