London by Peter Ackroyd


byPeter Ackroyd

Paperback | 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, 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.

About The Author

PETER ACKROYD is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, London: The Biography, which has sold over half a million copies, and Thames: Sacred River. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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Title:LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 7.77 × 5.08 × 1.74 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099570386

ISBN - 13:9780099570387

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"Peter Ackroyd was born to write the biography of London."
Sunday Telegraph
"Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London."