The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries * Daily Telegraph * Boyd is a brilliant novelist * Observer * William Boyd is a gifted chronicler of lives both enigmatic and artistic * Mail on Sunday * One of Britain's best and best-loved storytellers * Sunday Express * Boyd deals with heavy themes with the lightest touch. We're lucky to have him writing for us -- John Sutherland * The Times * Boyd is a gifted and intelligent story-teller -- Amanda Craig * Independent on Sunday * Boyd is as good as ever at capturing time and place, and at blurring the line between fact and fiction. A highly enjoyable read * Daily Telegraph on 'Sweet Caress' *
William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other bestselling novels include Any Human Heart, Restless and Sweet Caress. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France.