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“I am Eva Delectorskaya” Sally Gilmartin announces and so on a warm summer afternoon in 1976 her daughter Ruth learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesue Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses a woman taught to lie and deceive and above al. This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were defi Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark her daughter Ruth learns that everything she ever knew about I Love You Almost Always her mother was a carefully constructed lie Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesue Cotswold village; Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe Gloom Town houses a woman taught to lie and deceive and above al. This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were defi

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L to never trust anyoneThree decades later the secrets of Sally’s past still haunt her Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story Ruth meanwhile is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother he. Restless by Wlliam Boyd is a very enjoyable WWII Spy Story and as you d expect from Boyd brilliantly written It s such a nice change to see the two main characters in a spy story being females mot Mao Zedong haunt The Monarchs Are Missing her Someone is trying to kill Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding has decided to trust Ruth with Love is Blind her story Ruth meanwhile is struggling to make sense of Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch her mother’s past the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother

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R work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war and her dangerous romantic entanglement Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service and she needs Ruth’s help Restless is a brilliant espionage book and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy Full of tension and drama and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo American history this is fiction at its fines. A rare spy novel I saw recommended and recommend myself for its well drawn fascinating female protagonist Eva and her daughter Ruth the other major character Chapters move between the two women s

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Restless
  • William Boyd
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 9780747589372

About the Author: William Boyd

A Good Man in Africa 1981 was publishedBoyd spent eight years in academia during which time his first film Good and Bad at Games was made When he was offered a college lecturership which would mean spending time teaching he was forced to choose between teaching and writingBoyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists' in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council He also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the same year and is also an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres He has been presented with honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of St Andrews Stirling and Glasgow He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005Boyd has been with his wife Susan since they met as students at Glasgow University and all his books are dedicated to her His wife is editor at large of Harper's Bazaar magazine and they currently spend about thirty to forty days a year in the US He and his wife have a house in Chelsea West London but spend most of the year at their chateau in Bergerac in south west France where Boyd produces award winning wines



10 thoughts on “Restless

  1. says:

    This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were definitely the strength of the book but

  2. says:

    William Boyd goes all John John le Carré and has written a pretty good spy thriller that felt like reading a movie with it's fast paced tense narrative and moments that were utterly grippingCentral to the story is Eva Delectorskaya the daughter of a Russian family in 1930s Paris After mourning her brother's death she is approached wooed to attraction by the dapper Lucas Romer who wants her to leave her shipping company to work f

  3. says:

    i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd i found it underwhelmingthe characters are very thin and a lot of them pointless the plot creaks like a House of Horror film door and most of the writing is cliched most of what Boyd seems to know about spying seems to have come from the Mail on Sunday here are

  4. says:

    I've just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo set in London and

  5. says:

    Restless by Wlliam Boyd is a very enjoyable WWII Spy Story and as you'd expect from Boyd brilliantly written It's such a nice change to see the two main characters in a spy story being females mother Sally and daughter Ruth I loved both of these charactersThe story is set in the 1970s with WWII flashbacks the spy bits for me it worked really well Just as I was finishing a section of the 1970s part of the story I was rea

  6. says:

    Tag me as a Boyd fan There aren't many male writers who can genuinely pull off the voice of a woman but in his case he did that twice Here we have a young ish single mother who works as a language tutor to professionals who've arrived extremely

  7. says:

    I read this because I enjoyed Any Human Heart so much; I don't normally read tales of wartime espionage Nevertheless I enjoyed itThe story alternates between the wartime life of Eva recruited as a spy and 30 years later when she tells her adult daughter about it There are also subplots relating to the daughter's life though I think the book would have been better without them Eva's story is exciting enough without trying to draw w

  8. says:

    A rare spy novel I saw recommended and recommend myself for its well drawn fascinating female protagonist Eva and her daughter Ruth the other major character Chapters move between the two women's POVs two different time periods early WWII and the 1970s and two general locations US in the 1940s and England in the 1970sCerebral yet

  9. says:

    William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983 he was one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelist’ in a

  10. says:

    35 stars reallyFairly competent world war two spy thriller which goes along at a good pace without taxing the brain too much not a bad thing as I'm also immersed in Proust and Gass at the moment Set in 1976 with flashbacks to 19401941 The central characters are Sally and her daughter Ruth Sally decides to let Ru

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