Any Human Heart - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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Any Human Heart - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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Logan Mountstuart's long life is both ordinary and extraordinary. A writer, a spy and later an art dealer, Logan mixes with the men and women who shaped the twentieth century. But he's also a son, a husband and a lover, and he makes the same mistakes we all do in his search for happiness. William Boyd's bestselling novel, a rich, intriguing and entertaining account of a life lived to the full, comes to the tv screen in a major new series scripted by the author himself.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141047560
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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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“Any Human Heart”

Life involves some good luck and bad luck.
Logan Mountstuart inspired by his favourite author, Chekhov, uses his technique of little action, instead emphasizing moments and developing internal drama.

Paperback edition
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“An absolute favourite!”

Perhaps my favourite novel of all time!
I love William Boyd's style, and each novel has suprised me. This is full of heartache and humour at the same time, with a number of amazingly quatobable observations on... More

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“Wonderful”

This is the first book I've ever read by William Boyd so I wasn't sure what to expect, however this is an utterly charming, heartbreaking, humorous, and touching book. The story has a lot of soul and feels... More

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