Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeareand brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. Wit read more
About the Book: Wilkie Collins
Ackroyd at his best-a gripping short life of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White.
Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, read more
An enormously enjoyable spooky collection of ghost-sightings over the centuries, full of the spirit of place, in true Ackroyd style.
About the Book: Foundation: The History of England Volume 1
Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the tim read more
About the Book: Foundation: The History of England
The first volume in a new six-part history of England from acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd.
Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Tha read more
All over the world there are places that became famous forever by chancebattles briefly waged, scenes of triumph and disaster, sites of murder and intrigue, centers of influential creativity, and noted mythical places from books and film. How and read more
Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd vibrantly resurrects the legendary epic of Camelot in this modern adaptation.
The names of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, the sword of Excalibur, and the court of Camelot are as recognizable read more
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