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  • Published: 26 September 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141901381
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Fascination




A reissue of Boyd's wonderful collection of short stories

Sixteen brilliant short stories from one of today's most original storytellers. Wide-ranging in style and subject matter, the collection moves from 19th century Russia to Second World War Los Angeles to modern-day Eastbourne. First published in Penguin in 2005 to great acclaim, now reissued with a striking new cover image.

  • Published: 26 September 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141901381
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and thirteen novels, including the bestselling historical spy thriller Restless – winner of the Costa Novel of the Year – and Any Human Heart, in which the character of Ian Fleming features. Among his other awards are the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Jean Monnet. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005, he was awarded the CBE.

Born in Ghana in 1952, William Boyd spent much of his early life in West Africa. He now divides his time between the south-west of France and Chelsea, where he lives a stone’s throw from James Bond’s London address.

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Praise for Fascination

Boyd achieves his best writing, observing tiny moments of love, lust and epiphany with extraordinary sensitivity

Spectator

Consistently entertaining

Literary Review

Perfectly formed snapshots of life at its most mystifying

Daily Mail

The stories here are perfect . . . suffused with an understanding of love, desire and emotional incompetence

Guardian

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