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The Resource Waiting for sunrise, William Boyd

Waiting for sunrise, William Boyd

Label
Waiting for sunrise
Title
Waiting for sunrise
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist Dr Bensimon. Sitting in the waiting room he is anxiously pondering the particularly intimate nature of his neurosis when a young woman enters. She is clearly in distress, but Lysander is immediately drawn to her strange, hazel eyes and her unusual, intense beauty. Her name is Hettie Bull. They begin a passionate love affair and life in Vienna becomes tinged with a powerful frisson of excitement for Lysander. He meets Sigmund Freud in a cafe, begins to write a journal, enjoys secret trysts with Hettie and appears - miraculously - to have been cured. Back in London, 1914. War is imminent, and events in Vienna have caught up with Lysander in the most damaging way. Unable to live an ordinary life, he is plunged into the dangerous theatre of wartime intelligence - a world of sex, scandal and spies, where lines of truth and deception blur with every waking day. Lysander must now discover the key to a secret code which is threatening Britain's safety, and use all his skills to keep the murky world of suspicion and betrayal from invading every corner of his life. Moving from Vienna to London's West End, from the battlefields of France to hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a feverish and mesmerising journey into the human psyche, a beautifully observed portrait of wartime Europe, a plot-twisting thriller and a literary tour de force from the bestselling author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Ordinary Thunderstorms
Cataloging source
VFRK
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Boyd, William
Literary form
fiction
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  • War stories
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Vienna (Austria)
Target audience
adult
Label
Waiting for sunrise, William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048700101
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
519 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781407496771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)780414298
Label
Waiting for sunrise, William Boyd
Publication
Control code
000048700101
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
519 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781407496771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)780414298

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