Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.
Peter Ackroyd turns his gimlet eye to one of the twentieth century's most revered directors.
Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd, set in 1960s London
Ackroyd at his best - a gripping short life of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White.
From the author of the bestselling London: The Biography, a poetic and powerful urban history of life and legend beneath London
An enormously enjoyable spooky collection of ghost-sightings over the centuries, full of the spirit of place, in true Ackroyd style.
Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial – a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice: ultimate city.
First paperback publication of Peter Ackroyd's incredibly well-received retelling
A thrilling murder mystery set in the heart of London's East End.
Edgar Allan Poe's life (1809-1849) was Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, original, dark, dazzling, satirical, inventive - in short, an ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Concise, dramatic and immensely readable, this is an essential and idiosyncratic addition to Ackroyd's canon of brilliant biographies.
Another dazzling example of the power of Peter Ackroyd's imagination - a brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Shelley and Mary Shelley are characters in the story.
Thames: Sacred River displays the same qualities as London: the biography: scholarship, wit, discursiveness, lovely descriptive writing, anecdotes, spirit of place, narrative and character. This hugely enjoyable book is packed with fascinating facts and insights: it will be another mammoth bestseller.
A brilliant historical novel, set during the 19th century at the time that the Bronze Age site of Troy was being excavated, with Peter Ackroyd returning to one of his favourite themes: fakes, forgeries and plagiarism.
The Thames displays the same qualities as London: The Biography: scholarship, wit, discursiveness, lovely descriptive writing, anecdotes, spirit of place, narrative and character. This hugely enjoyable book is packed with fascinating facts and insights: it will be another mammoth bestseller.
The third brilliant short biography in Peter Ackroyd's Brief Lives. Newton is a companion volume to Chaucer and Turner
A 'living attempt to reach into the world and heart of Shakespeare'. Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd, a book by a writer about a writer, this marvellous biography is a tour de force
A tour de force in the tradition of Peter Ackroyd's HAWKSMOOR AND CHATTERTON, a gripping novel of betrayal and deceit set in the teeming streets of 19th-century London.
'Ackroyd reinvented the biography genre, pushing at the boundaries - he pulls of the feat of climbing inside Chaucer's soul by immersing himself in the history and literature of the period' Scotland on Sunday
Peter Ackroyd follows LONDON: THE BIOGRAPHY with a book which is equally original and even more magnificent in scope.
Brilliant historical novel set in London in the late 14th century.
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd’s magisterial biography of the city of London