Amory Clay – She did it her way
Combining fiction and uncredited photos to reflect the narrative is a smart, fun route making a believable photo-journalist who was at many defining events through the 20th century.
Amory Clay recounts her life through a series of journals linked to her later life in the Scottish highlands. From society portraiture, Berlin pre-war and Vietnam she was on the periphery of so many global defining events until you remind yourself she is a fictional character.
This is a clever, well-written book and like all the best authors Boyd makes it look so easy.
A mesmerising read.
Sweet Caress by William Boyd published by Bloomsbury.
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