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Any Human Heart by William Boyd

By William Boyd

Any Human middle is William's Boyd's vintage, bestselling novel - now an important Channel four drama

Every lifestyles is either usual and striking, yet Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the start to the top of the 20 th century - includes greater than its fair proportion of either. As a author who unearths thought with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a secret agent recruited through Ian Fleming and betrayed within the struggle and as an art-dealer in '60s big apple, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his occasions. yet as a son, buddy, lover and husband, he makes an analogous error all of us do in our look for happiness. the following, then, is the tale of a lifestyles lived to the total - and a trip deep right into a very human heart.

Any Human center should be loved via readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel, in addition to fanatics of the best British and old fiction around the globe. It used to be lately tailored for a tremendous Channel four four-part drama sequence scripted via William Boyd and starring Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hollander.

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USA Today FIRST VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL EDITION, FEBRUARY 1995 Copyright © 1994 by Kodansha International Ltd. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. , New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. , Tokyo, in 1988. , New York, in 1994. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Murakami, Haruki, 1949- [Dansu dansu dansu. English] Dance dance dance : a novel / by Haruki Murakami : translated by Alfred Birnbaum.

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