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The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Peter Ackroyd, Geoffrey Chaucer, Ted Stearn

Renowned novelist, historian, and biographer Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents it in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to readers while preserving the spirit of the...

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A Traveller's Companion to London
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A Traveller’s Companion to London

Thomas Wright, Peter Ackroyd

Drawing upon extracts from contemporary letters, diaries and memoirs of fascinating inhabitants and visitors, this anthology tells the story of London from its earliest years up to the present day. Illustrations & maps.

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Mr Cadmus
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Mr Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author.

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Innovation: A History of England Volume VI
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Innovation: A History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd's magnificent History of England series, taking us from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome almost a hundred years later.

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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI
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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

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London: A Traveller's Reader
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London: A Traveller’s Reader

Peter Ackroyd, Thomas Wright

The rich and glorious past of one of the great cities of the world is brought vividly to life for today's reader in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of visitors to London and of Londoners themselves.

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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI
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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd's magnificent History of England series, taking us from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome almost a hundred years later.

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Shakespeare: The Biography
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Shakespeare: The Biography

Peter Ackroyd

Offers a biography of Shakespeare, this book reads like the work of a contemporary meeting Shakespeare. It is a depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.

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Foundation: The History of England Volume I
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Foundation: The History of England Volume I

Peter Ackroyd

The first volume in Peter Ackroyd's stunning new six-part history of England, taking us from Stonehenge to the death of Henry VII

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Tudors: The History of England Volume II
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Tudors: The History of England Volume II

Peter Ackroyd

The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: Tudors

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 Special priceDominion: The History of England Volume V
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Dominion: The History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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Dominion: The History of England Volume V
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Dominion: The History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Peter Ackroyd

In a city of superlatives, it is perhaps this endless sexual fluidity and resilience that epitomise the real triumph of London. 'Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London' Independent

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Three Brothers
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Three Brothers

Peter Ackroyd

From bustling, cut-throat Fleet Street to hallowed London publishing houses, from the wealth and corruption of Chelsea to the smoky shadows of Limehouse and Hackney, this is an exploration of the city, peering down its streets,...

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The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd
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The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd

Geoffrey Chaucer, Peter Ackroyd

From the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce, this title includes tales which can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London.

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MR Cadmus
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MR Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd, Jilly Bond

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author

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MR Cadmus
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MR Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd, Jilly Bond

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author

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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI
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Innovation: The History of England Volume VI

Peter Ackroyd

The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd's magnificent History of England series, taking us from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome almost a hundred years later.

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Mr Cadmus
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Mr Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd

A wickedly satirical novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author.

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Mr Cadmus
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Mr Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd, Jilly Bond, Canongate Books

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author.

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Mr Cadmus
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Mr Cadmus

Peter Ackroyd, Jilly Bond, Canongate Books

A darkly playful novel, filled with mystery, revenge, outlandish killings, greed and jealousy, from the multi-award-winning author.

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Innovation: The History of England from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome
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Innovation: The History of England from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome

Peter Ackroyd, Antony Ferguson

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London: The Biography
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London: The Biography

Peter Ackroyd

Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and the history of light, the history of...

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Civil War: The History of England Volume III
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Civil War: The History of England Volume III

Peter Ackroyd

The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II.

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The Beekeepers
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The Beekeepers

Peter Redgrove, Peter Ackroyd

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Colours of London: A History
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Colours of London: A History

Peter Ackroyd

In Colours of London Peter Ackroyd tells the history of London through the lens of colour - with specially commissioned colorised photographs from Dynamichrome that bring a lost London back to life.

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Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination
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Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination

Peter Ackroyd

Features the stories ranging from Beowulf to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, via Chaucer and Shakespeare, to the Bronte sisters, 'Alice through the Looking Glass' and 'Lord of the Rings'. This work takes the reader...

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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend
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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend

Peter Ackroyd

The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail....

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The English Ghost: Spectres Through Time
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The English Ghost: Spectres Through Time

Peter Ackroyd

The English see more ghosts than any other nation. comical and scary, like all the best ghost stories, these accounts, packed with eerie detail, range from the moaning child that terrified Wordworth's nephew at Cambridge to modern...

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Chaucer: Brief Lives
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Chaucer: Brief Lives

Peter Ackroyd

Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. Yet he has also been considered to be an invisible poet, self-depreciating and ironic, leaving only the breath of his comedy behind. In truth a...

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The Plato Papers
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The Plato Papers

Peter Ackroyd

Plato, the orator, summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city. He dwells particulary on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500-2300), which existed before the dimming of the stars...

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

Peter Ackroyd

Victor Frankenstein begins his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, near Oxford. The coroner's office in Clarendon Street provides corpses - but they have often died of violence and drowning: they...

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The Clerkenwell Tales
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The Clerkenwell Tales

Peter Ackroyd

Sister Clarice, a nun in the House of St Mary at Clerkenwell, experiences visions. This novel begins with The Nun's Tale , and continues with the The Friar's Tale , The Merchant's Tale and The Clerk's Tale , building a...

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London: A Biography
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London: A Biography

Peter Ackroyd

In this entertaining and informative volume, a renowned biographer and critic takes on his grandest subject: London--one of the world's most vast and vital cities. in color. 2 maps.

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Poe: A Life Cut Short
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Poe: A Life Cut Short

Peter Ackroyd

Edgar Allan Poe began his literary career composing verses modelled on Byron. Poe has been claimed as the forerunner of modern fantasy. This biography of Poe opens with his end, his final days - no one knows what happened between...

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The Lambs of London
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The Lambs of London

Peter Ackroyd

This is Ackroyd's retelling of a 19th century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

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Milton in America
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Milton in America

Peter Ackroyd

The poet John Milton is transposed to the New World, where he has travelled to flee the tyranny of the Old. His adventures with his amanuensis, Goosequill, are by turns picaresque and delightful. However, Paradise Found will...

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The Fall of Troy
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The Fall of Troy

Peter Ackroyd

Sophia Chrysanthis is 16 when the archaeologist Herr Obermann comes wooing: he wants a Greek bride who knows her Homer. Sophia passes his test, and soon she is removing the earth methodically. Sophia finds herself baffled by the...

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Three Brothers
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Three Brothers

Peter Ackroyd

Follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway, born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town. This book offers an exploration of the city, peering down its streets, riding on its underground, and drinking in its pubs and...

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London Under
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London Under

Peter Ackroyd

London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and modern Underground stations.

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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Peter Ackroyd, Thomas Malory, Stuart Kolakovic

In this abridged retelling, the inimitable Ackroyd transforms Malory's 15th-century work into a dramatic modern story, vividly bringing to life a world of courage and chivalry, magic, and majesty.

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Wilkie Collins
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Wilkie Collins

Peter Ackroyd

As well as his enduring masterpieces, The Moonstone - often called the first true detective novel - and the sensational The Woman in White, he produced an intriguing array of lesser-known works.

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Thames: Sacred River
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Thames: Sacred River

Peter Ackroyd

Just as Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London is the biography of the city, Thames: Sacred River is the biography of the river, from sea to source.

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Venice
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Venice

Peter Ackroyd

In this magnificent vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames, to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty.

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Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem
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Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

Peter Ackroyd

In this novel the light and the dark sides of 19th-century London flow into each other, attracting the attention of famous names such as Marx and Gissing, but also of less well-known characters, who play a significant role in a...

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The Life of Thomas More
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The Life of Thomas More

Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd investigates the paradox of this 'man for all seasons': the man of the world who travelled across Europe to negotiate on behalf of his king, and the unworldly man who's careful silence on the matter of Henry's marriage to...

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Dickens: Abridged
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Dickens: Abridged

Peter Ackroyd, Jonathan Butler

This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers. Here, Ackroyd attempts to peel away the mask of a man whose life was outwardly a picture of Victorian rectitude, but...

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Brief Lives 3 - Newton
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Brief Lives 3 - Newton

Peter Ackroyd

Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five. He was the professor of mathematics at Cambridge, an MP, master of the mind and president of the...

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