Author(s): William Boyd
This is the story of Logan Mountstuart, told through his intimate journals. His life spans the 20th century and his travels take the reader from Uruguay to Oxford, Paris, the Bahamas, New York and Africa. We meet his three wives, and notaries from the worlds of royalty and literature.
Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, and Logan MountstuartÃƒÂ¢Ã‚?Ã‚?s ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚?Ã‚? lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚?Ã‚? is a rich tapestry of both. As a writer who finds inspiration in Paris and London, as a spy betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚?Ã‚?60s New York, Logan mixes with the men and women who shape 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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚?Ã‚? and a journey deep into a very human heart.
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First published 2002.
William Boyd was born in Ghana. He was brought up there and in Nigeria. He was educated at the universities of Nice, Glasgow and Oxford. He is the author of seven previous novels and the recipient of many awards including the Whitbread First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. AN ICE-CREAM WAR was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He is married and lives in Chelsea, London.