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by William Boyd, Rosamund Pike
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 7 years ago
"Restless" is both a compelling thriller and a close look at the mechanics and consequences of deception. It slides easily across the tongue and then leaves an after-taste that is complex and intriguing. The novel takes place on two historical timelines simultaneously: Oxford in the 1970's (presen...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: re-read, published-2006, spies, autumn-2011, paper-read, play-dramatisation Read from January 01, 2006 to November 06, 2011 A re-read via BBC radio : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...In the summer of 1976, Ruth discovers that her very English mother is in fact a one-time Bri...
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it 9 years ago
Having enjoyed previous novels by William Boyd, seeing that the BBC was doing an adaptation of Restless over Christmas. I firstly bought this novel in order to attempt to read it before the show, and then failed reading the novel or watching the TV version.However, I finally got round to reading Res...
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it 9 years ago
I'm quite glad this book is finally finished. I had an incredibly hard time with it, I'm not one who really enjoys reading long-winded stories that go nowhere. I expected so much more out of this book...why not? It's about a grown daughter who finds out that her mother was a SPY during WWII. That sh...
candyy
candyy rated it 10 years ago
3.5 stars
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
A re-read via BBC radio : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b016n7xg/William_Boyd_Restless_Omnibus/In the summer of 1976, Ruth discovers that her very English mother is in fact a one-time British spy. Stars Eileen Atkins. Brazzaville Beach (1990) - 4*Armadillo (1998) - 3*Restless (2006) - 4*
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 10 years ago
I read this because I enjoyed Any Human Heart (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/142945044) so much; I don't normally read tales of wartime espionage. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.The story alternates between the wartime life of Eva, recruited as a spy, and ~30 years later, when she tells her adult...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it 13 years ago
Set in the nineteen seventies, Restless is the story of two women: Ruth, who lives in Oxford, teaching English to foreign students and avoiding finishing her thesis on Nazi Germany; and Eva, Ruth's mother, whom Ruth had always thought of as a nice middle class English woman but who is actually Russi...
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews
The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews rated it 13 years ago
This is a psychological investigation into deception and self-discovery surrounding a spy from WW2 and her daughter 35 years later. You can read my review of this excellent novel, here https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2015/04/09/the-calm-within-the-storm/
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