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Possibly the best Peter Ackroyd novel
on 4 September 2000
Having read all Peter Ackroyd's novels I believe this, along with English Music, to be his best. It captures a period of history and of London in that historical context, that Ackroyd knows so well, and mixes the history of the mystic John Dee with a contemporary story. Parts of the novel are truly frightening and if you live in old house, as I do, it will never quite seem the same place after reading this book.