Waiting for Sunrise

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A&C Black, 2013 - Fiction - 429 pages
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERVienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor, sits in the waiting room of the city's preeminent psychiatrist as he anxiously ponders the particularly intimate nature of his neurosis. When the enigmatic, intensely beautiful Hettie Bull walks in, Lysander is immediately drawn to her, unaware of how destructive the consequences of their subsequent affair will be. One year later, home in London, Lysander finds himself entangled in the dangerous web of wartime intelligence - a world of sex, scandal and spies that is slowly, steadily, permeating every corner of his life...
 

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

Luck is a recurring theme in Boyd’s work (if what I’ve read of his to date is any indication – viz., Any Human Heart; Nat Tate – An American Artist; Fascination; Ordinary Thunderstorms; and now ... Read full review

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User Review  - nvellis01 - LibraryThing

This story gets off to a slow start and is hampered by an over use of language. The pace eventually picks up (or you get used to its plodding) and an inventive plot develops. The cast of characters in entertaining, the red herrings full of fun. All in all this was an enjoyable story. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
40
Section 4
42
Section 5
50
Section 6
73
Section 7
80
Section 8
90
Section 18
205
Section 19
210
Section 20
237
Section 21
250
Section 22
283
Section 23
313
Section 24
326
Section 25
340

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
143
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
164
Section 16
182
Section 17
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Section 26
346
Section 27
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Section 28
404
Section 29
407
Section 30
431
Section 31
433
Section 32
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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 and adapted into a Channel 4 drama; 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.

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