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Love is Blind

William Boyd’s Love is Blind brings late 19th century Europe to life, from the cold, grey streets of Edinburgh to the grandiose parties of Imperial Russia as it follows the bespectacled Scottish piano tuner, Brodie Moncur, through his remarkable life. Often reflecting on outcomes before explaining the protagonist’s extraordinary journey that leads to them, Boyd […]

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Sweet Caress

“However long your stay on this small planet lasts, and whatever happens during it, the most important thing is that – from time to time – you feel life’s sweet caress.” This fragment from Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau‘s avis de passage is how William Boyd’s latest novel comes to be framed, both in its abstraction and its […]