Col. John Boyle

Front cover of The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
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Col. John Boyle is a minor character in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Garden of Eden. Old friend of main character David Bourne, they meet by accident in a hotel bar. He informs David he knew David’s wife’s father before he died.1

In the 2008 film adaptation he was played by Richard E. Grant.2


  1. Hemingway, Ernest. The Garden of Eden, 1987.
  2. IMDB. The Garden of Eden (2008). Accessed August 20, 2020.
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