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Peter Ackroyd

Equally praised for his formally experimental fiction, comprehensive biographies and readable histories (particularly of his home and birthplace of London), Peter Ackroyd is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of his generation.

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Fiction

Hawksmoor
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Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem
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Three Brothers
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The Death of King Arthur
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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
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The Fall Of Troy
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The Lambs Of London
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Clerkenwell Tales
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The Plato Papers
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Milton In America
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Chatterton
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First Light
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Non Fiction: History of England series

Foundation
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Tudors
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Civil War
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Revolution
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Dominion
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Dominion
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Non Fiction: London

Queer City
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London: A Traveller's Reader
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London Under
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London
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Thames: Sacred River
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London
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Further Non Fiction

Dickens
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Alfred Hitchcock
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Charlie Chaplin
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Wilkie Collins
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The English Ghost
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Venice
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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare
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Poe
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Brief Lives 3 - Newton
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Shakespeare
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Chaucer
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Albion
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Life Of Thomas More
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Blake
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Turner
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Peter Ackroyd Biography

Peter Ackroyd’s early literary career saw him publish poetry before beginning his ‘London sequence’ with his debut novel, The Great Fire of London - a reworking of Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit. An expert in nineteenth-century literature and London writers, Ackroyd’s fiction often displays Victorian and Gothic influence and he is known for his experimental blurring of the lines between past and present, as in his acclaimed novel Hawksmoor which won the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Other novels in the London sequence include: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, Milton in America and Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem. His other fiction includes: The English Ghost and his own re-telling of The Canterbury Tales and The Death of King Arthur.

His non-fiction ranges widely, although he is often called a ‘London writer’ as much of his work is devoted to the city and its most famous residents. Amoongst his best-known works of non-fiction are: London the BiographyLondon the Concise BiographyLondon UnderThames: Sacred RiverVenice: Pure City, a multi-volume history of London (FoundationTudorsCivil WarRevolution) and Queer City as well as biographies of Geoffrey ChaucerWilliam ShakespeareCharles DickensWilliam BlakeCharlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and appointed a CBE in 2003.