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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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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-63286-332-4 / 978-1-63286-332-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4088-6797-4 / 978-1-4088-6797-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4434-4487-1 / 978-1-4434-4487-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-63286-333-2 / 978-1-63286-333-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4088-6799-0 / 978-1-4088-6799-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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May 2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4088-7369-9 / 978-1-4088-7369-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4434-4486-3 / 978-1-4434-4486-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4088-6798-2 / 978-1-4088-6798-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sweet Caress (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-5100-0949-3 / 978-1-5100-0949-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Caress: A Novel
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK