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Love is Blind


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A fabulous new novel set at the end of the nineteenth century from one of Britain's most beloved novelists.

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William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels include An Ice Cream War, Armadillo, Any Human Heart, Restless and Sweet Caress. His latest book is the short-story collection The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth. He is married and divides his time between London and south west France.


Boyd is back on a form few of his contemporaries can match. This fine, touching and clever book is the best thing he's written since [Any Human Heart] and deserves similar adulation * Obsever *
Boyd on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game . . . magnificent -- David Mills * Sunday Times *
Boyd's talents as a rollicking storytelling [are] full on display in this historical blockbuster -- Claire Allfree * Metro *
A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination -- Book of the Week * Guardian *
The book begins and continues at a cracking pace - or perhaps a cinematic stride - with scenes, scenarios, set-pieces and minor characters aplenty, all of which and all of whom might easily detain another writer for an entire book . . . He makes it look easy: he's a pro * New Statesman *
He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries * Daily Telegraph *
Boyd is a brilliant novelist * Observer *
William Boyd is arguably one of Britain's finest living writers * Sunday Express *

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