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In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. William Boyd has been writing well-loved, prize-winning fiction since Penguin published A Good Man in Africa in 1981. His fiction is often a revealing excavation of an individual life and in Protobiography, Boyd turns to his own biography for inspiration, exploring his childhood in West Africa and his schooling in Scotland.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 8mm | 40.82g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141022507
  • 9780141022505

About William Boyd

William Boyd was born in Ghana in 1952. He was brought up there and in Nigeria. He was educated at the universities of Nice, Glasgow and Oxford. He is the author of eight novels and two previous volumes of short stories, and the recipient of many prizes, including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. He is married and lives in London.
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