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Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd

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Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay
Title
Sweet caress
Title remainder
the many lives of Amory Clay
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William Boyd
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Language
eng
Summary
Amorys first memory is of her father standing on his head. 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 tiny flat in Kensington, earning two pounds a week photographing socialites for the magazine Beau Monde. 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 20s, to New York of the 30s, 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
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823.92
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novels
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd
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Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd
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Contents
As a child, Amory Clay was given a camera by the father-figure in her life, which unleashed a passion for photography. From the 1920s to 1940s, she becomes one of the first women war photographers, collecting lovers, husbands and children, while she lives her life fully and battles her demons
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447 pages
Isbn
9781408867983
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  • (Sirsi) i9781443444866
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  • (AuCNLKIN)000055039479

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