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Books of a similar theme to William Boyd - Restless

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Mummybookworm Wed 20-Nov-13 20:10:34

I loved this book and have recommended it to many people. Are there any other books of a similar theme that you can recommend? Thanks.

Helpyourself Wed 20-Nov-13 21:10:20

Was it the subject matter? Mm let me think.
William Boyd is wonderful, try Any Human Heart or Ordinary Thunderstorms.

Helpyourself Wed 20-Nov-13 21:12:21

Sorry just saw you specified theme. Doh!

Mummybookworm Wed 20-Nov-13 22:32:11

No worries, thanks HY. I read Ordinary Thunderstorms but was rather disappointed. I am definitely after a theme similar to Restless.

highlandcoo Wed 20-Nov-13 22:32:35

You could try Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulkes, Jackdaws by Ken Follett and Enigma by Robert Harris if you're looking for a WWII spy theme.

As far as I can recall, they don't contain the time-shift element .. but that wasn't the aspect of Restless that I most enjoyed - I found the story set in the past much more absorbing.

HmmAnOxfordComma Wed 20-Nov-13 23:13:37

Spies - Michael Frayn
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan

Mummybookworm Wed 20-Nov-13 23:18:38

Fab, thank you High and Hmm.

elkiedee Mon 25-Nov-13 23:58:30

Robert Wilson, A Company of Strangers and A Small Death in Lisbon

aoife24 Sun 01-Dec-13 01:30:29

If spying is what you want, look no further than John Le Carre's Smiley books. Magnificent.

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