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Hardback:Trio: A novel:2020 Hardback Trio: A novel
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Author: Boyd, William
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Media Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Viking, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0241295955 9780241295953
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A producer. A novelist. An actress.It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. There are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control. While the world is reeling our three characters are involved in making a Swingin' Sixties movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. Elfrida is drowning her writer's block in vodka; Talbot, coping with the daily dysfunction of making a film, is hiding something in a secret apartment; and the glamorous Anny is wondering why the CIA is suddenly so interested in her.But the show must go on and, as it does, the trio's private worlds begin to take over their public ones. Pressures build inexorably - someone's going to crack. Or maybe they all will.From one of Britain's best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questi
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I'm a fan of Boyd's novels, but found Trio disappointing. Not that it's bad; it's full of typical Boyd wry humour, engaging characters and imaginative, quirky set pieces; and the interweaving of the 3 stories into a (almost believable) narrative is skillfully done. It's illuminating too about the movie industry, even if exaggerated for comic effect. The three protagonists are wrestling with their separate individual demons and all end the novel very different people from how they started it. But, unfortunately, in only one of the three, is the transformation remotely believable. So, whilst enjoying the journey, I was hugely disappointed by the ending.
20/09/22
robrue

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Large print:The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth:2018 Large print
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media Large print
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books
Resource type: Physical
320 pages (large print) (Pbk)
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Talking book - CD:Sweet Caress:2015 Talking book - CD
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2015
Language: English
Media Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Resource type: Physical
15hrs. - 13. - CD
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Large print:The Dream Lover, Short Stories:2008:Clipper Large Print Large print
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2008
Language: English
Media Large print
Edition: Clipper Large Print
Publisher: W F Howes
Resource type: Physical
452p (Pbk)
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Paperback:Armadillo:2009 Paperback
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2009
Language: English
Media Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
373p (pbk)
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Paperback:The Blue Afternoon:2010 Paperback
Author: Boyd, William
Year: 2010
Language: English
Media Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
336p (Pbk)
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Considering Boyd never visited the Philippines, this is a very good novel.
01/05/18
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