Any human heart : a novel

by Boyd, William

Publisher: A.A. Knopf, Publisher: Distributed by Random House in New York

Written in English
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  • Foreign countries

Subjects:

  • British -- Foreign countries -- Fiction.,
  • Art dealers -- Fiction.,
  • Biographers -- Fiction.,
  • Novelists -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby William Boyd.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.O9192 A64 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 498 p. ;
Number of Pages498
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3561640M
ISBN 100375414932
LC Control Number2002027451

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William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, and attended University in Nice, Glasgow, and Oxford. He is the author of seven novels and eleven screenplays, and has been the recipient of several awards, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction.

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