Hawksmoor (Paperback)
  • Hawksmoor (Paperback)
zoom

Hawksmoor (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 01/04/2010
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 48 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket

'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe'

So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity.

Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind...

Equally praised for his formally experimental fiction, his inventive biographies and his ambitious histories (particularly of his home and birthplace of London), Peter Ackroyd is arguably one of the greatest writers of his generation.

With a particular partiality for Victorian and Gothic influences, his most famous novels include: Hawksmoor, Dan Leno and the Limehouse GolemThe English Ghost and his own re-telling of The Canterbury Tales and The Death of King Arthur.

His non-fiction ranges widely, encompassing: 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 ChaucerShakespeareDickensBlakeCharlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock

.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141042015
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Chillingly brilliant . . . sinister and stunningly well executed." - Independent on Sunday 

"Extraordinary, amazing, vivid, convincing. [Ackroyd's] view of life questions the role not just of the novel but of art and history, memory, time and much else." - Financial Times 

"A novel remarkable for [its] power, ingenuity and subtlety." - London Review of Books

You may also be interested in...

Normal People
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Lessons in Chemistry
Added to basket
£16.99   £8.49
Hardback
Klara and the Sun
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Island of Missing Trees
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Godmersham Park
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Someone Else's Shoes
Added to basket
£22.00   £11.00
Hardback
The Man Who Died Twice
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Small Things Like These
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
How to Kill Your Family
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Old Babes in the Wood
Added to basket
£22.00   £18.99
Hardback
It Starts With Us
Added to basket
£14.99   £7.49
Hardback
The Virgin Suicides
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.