The Intimate Journals of Logan Mountstuart.
Logan Mountstuart is a writer, a novelist, one who comes to know both great acclaim and astonishing neglect. Born in 1906, Logan relates his life to us through the medium of his intimate journals. We travel from Montevideo, Uruguay to Oxford in the 1920s, to Paris and then to the Spanish Civil War and, when the global conflict begins in 1939, we take in such unlikely war-zones as the Bahamas and Switzerland.
The post-war years see Logan living and loving in New York, West Africa, London and France. Over the course of his unruly and rambunctious life we meet all manner of idiosyncratic characters: Logan's three wives, his children, his family, his friends and colleagues, his rivals, enemies and lovers. Virginia Woolf, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Baader-Meinhof Gang are some of the notables who form his eclectic circle.
'Any Human Heart' is a long, ambitious, all-encompassing novel. It is the story of one man's erratic progress through the twentieth century, charting all the comedy and tragedy of existence.