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Restless

by William Boyd

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Restless by William Boyd
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  • Published Oct 2006
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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It is Paris, 1939. Twenty-eight year old Eva Delectorskaya is at the funeral of her beloved younger brother. A stranger, Lucas Romer is a patrician looking Englishman with a secretive air and a persuasive manner. Romer recruits Eva and soon she is traveling to Scotland to be trained as a spy and work for his underground network.

Three decades on and Eva has buried her dangerous history. She is now Sally Gilmartin, a respectable English widow, living in a picturesque Cotswold village. No one, not even her daughter Ruth, knows her real identity. But once a spy, always a spy....

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"A vividly drawn portrait of a minor figure in spydom caught up in the epic events leading up to WWII." - PW.
"A somewhat clumsy narrative enlivened by some expertly generated suspense." - Booklist.
"A bit light on action and intrigue, but a cool, collected effort. " - Kirkus.

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William Boyd Author Biography

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William Boyd has received world-wide acclaim for his novels. They are: A Good Man in Africa (1981, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize) An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and Bars (1984), The New Confessions (1987), Brazzaville Beach (1990, winner of the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize) The Blue Afternoon (1993, winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, 1995), Armadillo (1998) and Any Human Heart (2002, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet). His novels and stories have been published around the world and have been translated into over thirty languages.  He is also the author of a collection of ...

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