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A masterpiece: London: The Biography is the culmination and distillation of Peter Ackroyd's lifelong obsession with the history and topography of London. Vividly anecdotal and brilliantly original.
About the Author
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 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.
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Having read it, I now find that when I'm in London, I look at the city in a different way - Ackroyd sheds so much light on the city's history and character.
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Book for my husband. He loves it, constantly reading me interesting snippets. I'll be reading it after himPublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Am about to go to London for week and have found this good book to dip into.Published 4 months ago by Danny Lownthwaite
The book is interesting to read and remember the photos. Why?
The author has written the book covering the history of the city from the stone age to the 21st century. Read more
I am in the middle of reading the book up to now it's been a good book
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A superb book. It's not possible to find enough superlatives to describe Peter Ackroyd's achievement here. Buy it and relish it.Published 6 months ago by Dr. J. S. Miller
Peter Ackroyd is among the finest historians and biographers of the modern age. His biography of William Blake is enthralling and this, his major work on London, is equally... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ricardo1961
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