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Traces Remain
  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141922294
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Traces Remain

Essays And Explorations



In these wonderfully stylish and eclectic essays, Charles Nicholl pursues the fugitive traces of the past with the skill and relish that have earned him a reputation as one of the finest literary and historical detectives of our time.His subjects range from a murder-case in Renaissance Rome to the disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1960s Malaya, from the boyhood of Christopher Marlowe to the crimes of Jack the Ripper, from the remnants of a lost Shakespeare play to the last days of the poet-boxer Arthur Cravan in a Mexican fishing port.Full of insights, curiosities and unexpected discoveries, these thirty pieces written over two decades show the author of The Lodger and Leonardo da Vinci at his inquisitive best.

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141922294
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl has written travel books, The Fruit Palace and Borderlines; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, The Chemical Theatre, and a biography of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, A Cup of News. He has also written a reconstruction of Sir Walter Raleigh's search for El Dorado, The Creature in the Map, and Somebody Else, which won the 1998 Hawthornden Prize and a biography of Christopher Marlowe, The Reckoning.

Charles Nicholl is the author of nine books of history, biography and travel, including the celebrated The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, and the Crime Writers' Association 'Gold Dagger' Award for non-fiction), Somebody Else: Arthur Rimbaud in Africa (winner of the Hawthornden Prize), The Fruit Palace and The Creature in the Map. He has presented two documentaries for British television, and has lectured in Britain, Italy and the United States. He lives in Italy with his wife and children.

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