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by Peter Ackroyd

  • ISBN: 0099570386
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; Abridged edition edition (May 7, 2012)
  • Pages: 672
  • ePub book: 1912 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1999 kb
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Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Charles Chaplin and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards.

Peter Ackroyd’s most popular book is London: The Biography. Books by Peter Ackroyd. Showing 30 distinct works. London: The Biography by. Peter Ackroyd.

London: The Biography. List of Illustrations. The readers of this book must wander and wonder. They may become lost upon the way; they may experience moments of uncertainty, and on occasions strange fantasies or theories may bewilder them. BLACK-AND-WHITE INSERT I. Early Londoner admiring London Stone (Guildhall Library, Corporation of London) John Stow (Guildhall Library, Corporation of London). Charter of William I (Corporation of London Records Office). Marcellus Laroon, Street merchants. On certain streets various eccentric or vulnerable people will pause beside them, pleading for attention.

Peter Ackroyd London: The Biography Chronology Acknowledgements The City as Body From Prehistory to 1066 CHAPTER 1. The Sea! CHAPTER 2. The Stones CHAPTER 3. Holy!

Peter Ackroyd London: The Biography Chronology Acknowledgements The City as Body From Prehistory to 1066 CHAPTER 1. Holy! Holy! Holy! The Early Middle Ages CHAPTER 4. You Be All Law Worthy London Contrasts CHAPTER 5. Loud and Everlasting CHAPTER 6. Silence Is Golden The Late Medieval City CHAPTER 7. This Companye Onward and Upward CHAPTER 8. Rather Dark and Narrow CHAPTER 9. Packed to Blackness CHAPTER 10. Maps and Antiquarians Trading Streets and Trading Parishes CHAPTER 11. Where Is the Cheese of Thames Street? A London Neighbourhood CHAPTER 12.

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The celebrated author transforms himself, with a showman's pass, into a city of memory. Proceeding by a series of recognitions, he dowses for the qualities that have defined and sustained a career of heroic endeavour

CHAPTER 5. Loud and Everlasting. CHAPTER 6. Silence Is Golden.

По книгам: А. Б. В. Г. Д. . CHAPTER 5. The Late Medieval City. CHAPTER 7. This Companye. CHAPTER 8. Rather Dark and Narrow.

Peter Ackroyd, (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. Eliot and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards.

An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London, published to coincide with the London Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee. 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.