Any Human Heart – William Boyd

Any Human Heart – William Boyd

I have read Sweet Caress and Love is Blind and I am sure I watched an adaptation of this (with Matthew Macfadyen) and I have had a copy on my Kindle for a very long time.

Here’s the blurb …

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.

Any Human Heart will be enjoyed by readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel, as well as lovers of the finest British and historical fiction around the world.

I enjoyed it – I do like learning a bit of history along the way. 4 out of 5.

A proper review

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