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

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 26/10/2009
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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.

'Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story' - Sunday Telegraph

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141044170
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


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'A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable' - Jeremy Paxman

'Wise, profound and moving. Only the very best novels make you look at your own life and imagine your own future with fresh eyes' - William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday

'Superb, wonderful, enjoyable' - Guardian

'Sheer, truly brilliant storytelling. He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries' - Daily Telegraph

'Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story' - Sunday Telegraph

'Astounding. One of Boyd's greatest achievements' - Mail on Sunday

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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

Paperback edition
26th February 2013
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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
11th May 2011
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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

Paperback edition
12th May 2013
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