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Trio - William Boyd

Trio - William Boyd

Title: Trio

Author:  William Boyd

ISBN:  9780241295953

Weight:  973g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Trio by William Boyd

A producer.  A novelist.  An actress.

It is summer in 1968, the year of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.  There are riots in Paris and the Vietnam War is out of control.  While the world is reeling our three characters are involved in making a Swingin’ Sixties movie in sunny Brighton.

All are leading secret lives.  Elfrida is drowning her writer’s block in vodka; Talbot, coping with the daily dysfunction of making a film, is hiding something in a secret apartment; and the glamorous Anny is wondering why the CIA is suddenly so interested in her.

But the show must go on and, as it does, the trio’s private worlds begin to take over their public ones.  Pressures build inexorably – someone’s going to crack.  Or maybe they all will.

From one of Britain’s best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel that asks the vital questions: what makes life worth living?  And what do you do if you find it isn’t?

Peer & Press Reviews

What could be more reassuring in troubling times than a new William Boyd novel?  Trio is immensely readable, its descriptions full of light and colour, its humour spot on, its mood a perfect mix of frolicsome and melancholy.

Sunday Telegraph

Boyd keeps the plot racing along, yet for all the twists, the real delight is in William Boyd’s wry portrait of a bygone age…  Boyd’s usual sure touch is evident throughout this tender, gently comic work.


One of our best contemporary storytellers…  Trio embraces comedy, tragedy and redemption.  It succeeds impressively because of its dramatic, often sensational, revelations.


Bibliographic Info

Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket note

The jacket is First State, that is, it’s not overprinted with any publicity quotations, unlike later jackets.

On the front of the jacket is a ‘signed copy’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a matt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherPenguin Random House
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780241295953
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 163 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographTrevor Leighton
Jacket photographsElliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos (top)
Grey Villet / The LIFE Picture Collect. via Getty Images (bottom)

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