The Resource Sweet Caress

Sweet Caress

Label
Sweet Caress
Title
Sweet Caress
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Title variation
Many lives of Amory Clay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Discovering a passion for photography after being given a camera during World War I, young Amory Clay embarks on a search for life and artistic expression throughout subsequent decades before becoming one of the first female war photographers
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10440293
Cataloging source
BT
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1952-
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Boyd, William
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet Caress
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_127158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408868003
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sweet Caress
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_127158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408868003
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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