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  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099570387
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $32.99

London

The Concise Biography




An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd’s magisterial biography of the city of London

An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd’s magisterial biography of the city of London 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.

  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099570387
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 688
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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Praise for London

A fantastically detailed book

David Troughton, Daily Express

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