The new confessions

The new confessions

by William Boyd
3rd June, 2010

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'Brilliant. A Citizen Kane of a novel' Daily Telegraph

Meet John James Todd:
Scotsman, auteur, Rousseau-fanatic - and 'subversive element'

Born in 1899, John James Todd is one of the great, failed geniuses of the last century. His reminiscences, collected in The New Confessions, take us from Edinburgh to the Western Front, the Berlin film-world in the Twenties to Hollywood in the Thirties, Forties and beyond.

Suffering imprisonment, shooting, marriage, fatherhood, divorce and McCarthyism, Todd is a hostage to good fortune, ill-judgement, bad luck, the vast sweep of history and the cruel, cruel hand of fate . . .


'A magnificent feat of storytelling and panoramic reconstruction'

'Paced and plotted with sinewy, unfailing skill . . . Boyd has given us a work of rich, ripe and immensely enjoyable entertainment' Sunday Times

'Simply the best realistic storyteller of his generation' Independent

William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the author of sixteen highly acclaimed, bestselling novels and five collections of stories. He is married and divides his time between London and south-west France. His most recent novel, Trio, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Details & Specs

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141046914

Publication Date: 3rd June, 2010

Pages: 571

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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