Title: New Confessions. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Jonathan Cape, London, 1987,
Seller ID: 9860
BOYD, William. The New Confessions. London : Jonathan Cape, (1987). Novel about a self-designated genius, born in 1899, as he careens through the 20thcentury from childhood in Scotland to World War I, Berlin in the 20s, Mexi co in the 30s, World War II, and Los Angeles during the McCarthy Era."The book follows the life of John James Todd from his birth in Edinburgh up to his final exile on a Mediterranean island. Todd fights in the First World War and also films it as a cameraman, he then works for a film studio and ends up in Berlin where he starts his filming of The Confessions. After the financial collapse of his backer, he move to Hollywood along with many Germanexiles. He becomes a war correspondent during the Second World War and the n returns to America where he becomes caught up in the anti-communist witchhunts." Name, else fine in nicked dustjacket.. 40.00