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    By Peter Ackroyd

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    An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of 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.

    Hawksmoor

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites...

    Civil War

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II

    English Ghost

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    The English see more ghosts than any other nation. comical and scary, like all the best ghost stories, these accounts, packed with eerie detail, range from the moaning child that terrified Wordworth's nephew at Cambridge to modern day hitchhikers on Blue Bell Hill.

    Alfred Hitchcock

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films.

    Venice

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    In this magnificent vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty.

    Limehouse Golem

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history when, in a short period during the autumn of 1880, a series of murders was...

    London Under

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and modern Underground stations.

    Brief Lives 3 - Newton

    By Peter Ackroyd

    Paperback £8.45

    Isaac Newton 1642-1727, the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five, while at home in Lincolnshire escaping the great plague of 1665, a period of which he wrote: 'I was in the prime of age for invention'. This book demonstrates his perceptions, which...

    Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd

    By Peter Ackroyd

    Paperback £8.45

    From the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce, this title includes tales which can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London.

    Queer City

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    *** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population.Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating...

    Shakespeare

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    Offers a biography of Shakespeare, this book reads like the work of a contemporary meeting Shakespeare. It is a depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.

    Blake

    By Peter Ackroyd

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    Poet, painter, engraver and visionary, Blake's was a radical spirit fired by genius. Yet his life has remained an enigma.In this magnificent biography Peter Ackroyd discloses the true nature of William Blake's life and art.

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