Any Human Heart

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This is the story of Logan Mountstuart, told through his journals. His travels take the reader from Uruguay to Oxford, Paris, the Bahamas, New York and Africa. This is the story of a life lived to the full – and a journey deep into a very human heart.

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Any Human Heart is William’s Boyd’s classic, bestselling novel, now available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

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. It was recently adapted for a major Channel 4 four-part drama series scripted by William Boyd and starring Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hollander. This edition features beautiful cover artwork from the television series.

‘Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Superb, wonderful, enjoyable’ Guardian

‘A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable’ Jeremy Paxman

Additional information

Weight0.276 kg
Dimensions18.1 × 11.1 × 3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

503

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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