During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Ackroyd
wrote countless book reviews and articles for the “Spectator”, on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. This book offers a selection of these pieces which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer.
During the 1970s and the early 1980s Peter Ackroyd
wrote countless book reviews and articles for the “Spectator,” on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. The collection offers a selection of these incisive and entertaining pieces, which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer. It also includes a selection of his reviews as chief book reviewer for the “Times,” as well as three of his short stories.
is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River as well as biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Wilkie Collins, Thomas More and, most recently, Charlie Chaplin. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.