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The New Confessions - William Boyd

The New Confessions

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Published: August 2010
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The New Confessions is the outrageous, extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking autobiography of John James Todd, a Scotsman born in 1899 and one of the great self-appointed (and failed) geniuses of the twentieth century.

'An often magnificent feat of story-telling and panoramic reconstruction ... John James Todd's reminiscences carry us through the ups and downs of a long and lively career that begins in genteel Edinburgh, devastatingly detours out to the Western Front, forks off, after a period of cosy family life in London, to the electric excitements of the Berlin film-world of the Twenties, then moves on to Hollywood ... to ordeal by McCarthyism and eventual escape to Europe' Peter Kemp, Observer.

-An entertaining and darkly comic novel, a novel given weight and ballast by the pressure of recent history.- --The New York Times
-Here is the rarest of books, the sort you want to read again--even before you've finished it the first time. . . . Boyd gives us a magnificent experience.- --People
-Boyd has created an important and complex character in a vividly evoked series of settings. . . . He has written a subtle and provocative history of our time.- --Los Angeles Times Book Review
-Entertaining and intellectually engaging.- --Time
"An entertaining and darkly comic novel, a novel given weight and ballast by the pressure of recent history." --The New York Times

"Here is the rarest of books, the sort you want to read again--even before you've finished it the first time. . . . Boyd gives us a magnificent experience." --People

"Boyd has created an important and complex character in a vividly evoked series of settings. . . . He has written a subtle and provocative history of our time." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Entertaining and intellectually engaging." --Time

ISBN: 9780141046914
ISBN-10: 0141046910
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1