Protobiography is an autobiographical work by the Scottish writer William Boyd that recalls his early childhood. It was published initially in 1998 by Bridgewater Press in a limited edition. A paperback edition was published in 2005 as part of a series of 70 books celebrating the 70th birthday of Penguin Books. The Penguin edition included an additional chapter, "The Hothouse", which was first published in Boyd's book School Ties in 1985.
Cover of 2005 paperback edition published by Penguin Books
- "Fly Away Home"
- "The Lion Griefs"
- "The Hothouse"
- "Memories of the Sausage Fly"