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Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic…
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"An extraordinary book . . . Peter Ackroyd is arguably the most talented and prolific writer working in Britain today." - Daily Express (UK) In Foundation, acclaimed historian Peter Ackroyd tells the epic story of England itself. He takes us from the primeval…

Revolution: History Of England

by Peter Ackroyd

|This title releases November 14, 2017

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Peter Ackroyd is our preeminent chronicler of London. In Queer City , he looks at the metropolis in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the penis was worshipped and homosexuality was considered…

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Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of…

Chatterton

by Peter Ackroyd

|January 10, 1996

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The mystery of Chatterton is investigated by two Londoners, a young poet and an elderly female novelist, who find more riddles than answers from their search. At once hilarious, this entertaining comedy is a thoughtful exploration of the deepest issues of both…

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In Revolution , Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was-again-at war with France, a war…
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Displaying the same qualities as London: The Biography — scholarship, wit, anecdotes, spirit of place, narrative and character — this hugely enjoyable book will be another mammoth bestseller. Thames: Sacred River is a history of the river from source…

London

by Peter Ackroyd

|May 7, 2012

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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,…

First Light

by Peter Ackroyd

|October 1, 1996

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Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing…
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From the author of the bestselling London: The Biography , a poetic and powerful urban history of life and legend beneath London. This is a wonderful, atmospheric, historical, imaginative, oozing little study of verything that goes on under London, from original…