Martin Boyd





Martin Boyd

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born
in Lucerne, Switzerland
June 10, 1893

died
June 03, 1972

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About this author

Martin à Beckett Boyd (10 June 1893 - 3 June 1972) was an Australian writer born Lucerne, Switzerland, into the à Beckett-Boyd family—a family synonymous with the establishment, the judiciary, publishing and literature, and the visual arts since the early 19th century in Australia.
Boyd was an expatriate novelist, memoirist, and poet who spent most of his life after World War One in Europe, primarily Britain. His work drew heavily on his own life and family, with his novels frequently exploring the experiences of the Anglo-Australian upper and middle classes. His writing was also deeply influenced by his experience of serving in World War One.
His siblings included the potter William Merric Boyd (1888–1959), painters Theodore Penleigh Boyd (1...more


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The Picnic
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The Lemon Farm
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More books by Martin Boyd…
“The sorrow of losing what we love is nothing to the torment of having it present but denied us.”
Martin Boyd, A Difficult Young Man
tags: life, love

“Stupidity is the result of a complete absence of imagination, silliness of its excess”
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