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The Best William Boyd Books 

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Updated October 13, 2018 264 votes 124 voters 4.4k views

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
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Restless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Brazzaville Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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A Good Man in Africa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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The New Confessions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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An Ice-Cream War is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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The Blue Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Ordinary Thunderstorms ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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The Sweet Caress is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Transfigured Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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history of Western educa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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School Ties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Visions fugitives is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Destiny of Nathalie &quo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Nat Tate: An American Ar... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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On the Yankee Station is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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Armadillo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William Boyd Books
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