Anglais SWEET CARESS (édition en anglais)

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THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

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  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    447 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.3 cm

  • Largeur

    15.3 cm

  • Poids

    694 g

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  • Support principal

    Grand format

William Boyd

William Boyd, né à Accra (Ghâna, en 1952, a étudié à Glasgow Nice et Oxford, où il a également enseigné la littérature. Il est l'auteur de quatre recueils de nouvelles - La Chasse au lézard, Le Destin de Nathalie X Visions fugitives, volume comprenant la monographie fictive Nat Tate : un artiste américain (1928. 1960), La femme sur la plage avec un chien - et de huit autres romans - Un Anglais sous les tropiques, Comme neige au soleil, La Croix et la Bannière, Les Nouvelle ; Confessions, Brazzaville plage, L'Après-midi bleu, Armadillo, et A livre ouvert couronné par le Grand Prix Littéraire des lectrices de Elle et le prix Jean-Monnet. Pour le cinéma, il a adapté Mister Johnson de Joyce Carey, La Tante Julia et le scribouillard de Mario Vargas Llosa, et a lui-même réalisé le film La Tranchée en 2000.