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Love is Blind He has probably writtenclassic books than any of his contemporaries Daily Telegraph Boyd is a brilliant novelist Observer William Boyd is arguably one of Britain s finest living writers Sunday Express Love is Blind is William Boyd s sweeping, heart stopping new novel set at the end of the th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum Moving from Paris to St Petersburg to Edinburgh and back again, Brodie s love for Lika and its dangerous consequences pursue him around Europe and beyond, during an era of overwhelming change as the th century becomes the th Love is Blind is a tale of dizzying passion and brutal revenge of artistic endeavour and the illusions it creates of all the possibilities that life can offer, and how cruelly they can be snatched away At once an intimate portrait of one man s life and an expansive exploration of the beginning of the twentieth century, Love is Blind is a masterly new novel from one of Britain s best loved storytellers

About the Author: William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award An Ice Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard Judy selection, and most recently, the bestselling Ordinary Thunderstorms Photo credit Eamonn McCabe

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