Curator Reviews

William Boyd

I read this novel in my teens and it opened my eyes to the transforming power of fiction. I was born and raised in West Africa and West Africa (in WW2) is the setting for the story. Here were landscapes, people, situations, sights and smells I knew intimately, transformed and immortalised by a novelist’s skilful hand. I think this book was the one that made me want to be a writer.

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