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by Peter Ackroyd

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PUBLISHED: 12th April 2012
ISBN: 9780099570387
ANNOTATION:
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London. Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London.
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  • Paperback
    $35.63
PUBLISHED: 12th April 2012
ISBN: 9780099570387
ANNOTATION:
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London. Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London.

Annotation

An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London.

Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London.

Publisher Description

An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcast, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre. He brings the ever changing streets alive for the reader and shows us what lies beneath our feet and above our heads. His biography is as rich in detail and fizzing with vitality as the city itself.

Author Biography

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. 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.

Review

[London] may be several years old but it remains one of the leading narratives as he cleverly weaves through centuries of history to reveal to us the hundreds of different cities within a city. -- Fiona Hamilton The Times You will not find a better, more visionary book about a place we take for granted Observer It would be no exaggeration to say that Peter Ackroyd's 'biography' of our captial is the book about London -- A N Wilson Daily Mail Peter Ackroyd was born to write the biography of London...a brilliant book Sunday Telegraph Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London Independent

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Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London

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"Peter Ackroyd was born to write the biography of London." -- Sunday Telegraph

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An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London

Product Details

Author
Peter Ackroyd
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099570386
ISBN-13
9780099570387
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-04-12
Subtitle
The Concise Biography
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Pages
688
Series
Vintage Books
Language
English
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Format
Paperback
Abridged
Yes
Audience
General/Trade
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