Trio (Paperback)
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Trio (Paperback)

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Peeling back the layers of idealism and hubris of the Swinging Sixties, Boyd’s humane, tender-hearted novel charts the emotional entanglements of the titular threesome, during the shooting of a Brighton-set movie.

A producer. A novelist. An actress.

It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. While the world is reeling our trio is involved in making a rackety Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives.

As the film is shot, with its usual drastic ups and downs, so does our trio's private, secret world begin to take over their public one. Pressures build inexorably - someone's going to crack. Or maybe they all will.

From one of Britain's bestselling and best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241295977
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Boyd is back on a form few of his contemporaries can match.' - Observer on Love is Blind

'He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries.' - Sunday Times

'A work of astonishing ventriloquistic virtuosity.' - Sunday Telegraph on Any Human Heart

'One of Britain's finest living writers.' - Sunday Express

'Boyd on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game . . . magnificent.' - Daily Telegraph

'Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation.' - Sebastian Faulks

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“A producer, a novelist, an actress....”

In the summer of 1968, on a movie set in Brighton, a producer, a novelist and an actress’s lives become entangled with each other.
Boyd carefully constructs a novel about double lives. On the surface all appears... More

Hardback edition
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“Enjoy some time in 1968 Britain”

Despite saying in my review of Love is Blind two years ago that I felt inclined to explore William Boyd’s back catalogue, it remains the only one of his books I had read before Trio. I put that down to my... More

Hardback edition
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“Interesting trio of characters”

The trio of the title are three individuals in Brighton in the late '60s, all connected by a film.

Talbot is the producer of the film, a closet homosexual, married with children, and grappling with understanding... More

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