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This is definitely an oddball book. I have never read Peter Ackroyd & didn't know what to expect yet it's theme resonated with me.
This is definitely an oddball book. Quote from Damian: Did you hear how I was caught in the underground passage for a while? It was there I first realised it.
First Light begins with an ominous coincidence: the reappearance of the ancient night sky during the excavation of an astronomically aligned Neolithic grave in Dorset. Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. A group of eccentrics - archaeologists, astronomers, local rustics, a civil servant, and a stand-up comic - converge on the site, disturbing the quiet seclusion of Pilgrin Valley. Someone (or something) is trying to sabotage the best efforts of the excavators, headed by Mark Clare, to unearth the dormant secrets of the burial ground. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973).
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.
by. Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station14. cebu on August 23, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). A group of eccentrics archaeologists, astronomers, local rustics, a civil servant, and a stand-up comic converge on the site, disturbing the quiet seclusion of Pilgrin Valley.
Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian .
A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection. Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens.