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Sweet Caress

(2015)
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Amory's first memory is of her father doing a handstand. 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, and, 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, living in his flat in Kensington, earning two pounds a week photographing socialites for fashionable magazines. 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 1920s, to New York of the 1930s, 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, 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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Used availability for William Boyd's Sweet Caress


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-63286-332-4 / 978-1-63286-332-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2015 : UK Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : Canada Paperback
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4434-4487-1 / 978-1-4434-4487-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-63286-333-2 / 978-1-63286-333-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4088-7369-9 / 978-1-4088-7369-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN: 1-4434-4486-3 / 978-1-4434-4486-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio CD
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sweet Caress
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Author(s): William Boyd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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