Sweet Caress

Product Number: EB00637061
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781632863348
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. 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, who, 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, photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. 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 '20s, to New York of the '30s, 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, illustrated with "found" period photographs, 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.

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Author(s): William Boyd
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2015

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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Product Number C03881
Released: Nov 24, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490694085
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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Product Number Z11382
Released: Sep 19, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490694092
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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Product Number MP1745
Released: Dec 07, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501902956

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