Restless (Paperback)William Boyd (author)
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A dazzling literary thriller and insightful character study from the author of Any Human Heart, Restless explores both the wartime adventures and peacetime intrigues of Russian émigré Eva Delectorskaya. Written with typical subtlety and nuance by Boyd, this is a spellbinding meditation on buried secrets and identities, and a top notch spy story to boot.
It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian emigree living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: New edition
'Boyd is English fiction's master storyteller ... Restless is that rare thing: a spy thriller from a first-rate narrative intelligence.' - Independent on Sunday
'Fast moving, densely plotted, beautifully observed and probably one of the best things Boyd has done.' - Esquire
'A good, rollicking read ... pulls you deep in to the obscure, forgotten intricacies of wartime espionage ... will keep you turning pages until the end.' - Observer
'Heart-stoppingly exciting ... a riveting tale of wartime derring-do.' - Time Out
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“Another fine outing from Boyd”
William Boyd has always provided me with plenty of escapist fun over the years. Notably Any Human Heart (despite its occasional bloatedness in plot and contrivance) and Stars and Bars (underrated). Restless, however,... More
This is an excellent book, which I read in less than a week. Very fast paced, it pulls you through, switching narrator and period. The characters are amazing, making you love them from the start. One of the best books... More
Fantastic female spy thriller. Feels very real and is very pacy - a really good read
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