Sweet Caress

The Many Lives of Amory Clay

William Boyd

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Amory's first memory is of her father doing a handstand. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.

A spell at boarding school ends abruptly and Amory begins an apprenticeship with Greville in London, living in his flat in Kensington, earning two pounds a week photographing socialites for fashionable magazines. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi monde of Berlin of the late 1920s, to New York of the 1930s, to the Blackshirt riots in London and to France in the Second World War where she becomes one of the first women war photographers. Her desire for experience will lead Amory to further wars, to lovers, husbands and children as she continues to pursue her dreams and battle her demons.

In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay. It is his greatest achievement to date.

William Boyd is the author of fourteen novels including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet and adapted into a BAFTA-winning Channel 4 drama; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire PostNovel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection; the Sunday Times bestseller, Waiting for Sunrise and, most recently, Solo, a James Bond novel. William Boyd lives in London and France

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Seitenzahl 464 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 27.08.2015
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781408868003
Verlag Bloomsbury USA
Dateigröße 3436 KB

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A good read
von Ralf aus Berlin am 03.06.2020
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Man sollte nicht versuchen, den Namen Amory Clay zu googeln, denn Boyd hat die seltene Gabe, interessante, stake Frauen zu kreieren. Am Beispiel der imaginierten Forografin Amory Clay führt Boyd uns durch das 20. Jahrhundert und entwirft ein Mosaik von persönlichen und historischen Begebenheiten, die den Leser mit auf eine Reise... Man sollte nicht versuchen, den Namen Amory Clay zu googeln, denn Boyd hat die seltene Gabe, interessante, stake Frauen zu kreieren. Am Beispiel der imaginierten Forografin Amory Clay führt Boyd uns durch das 20. Jahrhundert und entwirft ein Mosaik von persönlichen und historischen Begebenheiten, die den Leser mit auf eine Reise nehmen. Die eingestreuten Fotos machen die Täuschung perfekt.

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