books The Best William Boyd Books  

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List Rules Vote for the William Boyd novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best William Boyd books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that William Boyd is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. A British author who was born in Africa, Boy's works have received critical acclaim and are often set in Africa as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of William Boyd who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Examples of books on this list include Restless and Any Human Heart. What are William Boyd's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Any Human Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Any Human Heart William Boyd

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Restless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Restless William Boyd

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Brazzaville Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Brazzaville Beach William Boyd

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The New Confessions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
The New Confessions William Boyd

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A Good Man in Africa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
A Good Man in Africa William Boyd

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An Ice-Cream War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
GStrang added An Ice-Cream War William Boyd

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The Blue Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
The Blue Afternoon William Boyd

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Ordinary Thunderstorms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Ordinary Thunderstorms William Boyd

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School Ties is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
School Ties William Boyd

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Armadillo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Armadillo William Boyd

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The Sweet Caress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
GStrang added The Sweet Caress Roberta Latow

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Destiny of Nathalie

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Nat Tate: An American Artist 1... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William Boyd Books

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On the Yankee Station is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
On the Yankee Station William Boyd

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Transfigured Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Transfigured Night William Boyd

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history of Western education is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William Boyd Books

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Visions fugitives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
Visions fugitives William Boyd