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  • Blitzby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    Peter Ackroyd?s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography , details the history and?perhaps most ardently?the tenor of his hometown with indelible care. From the Iron Age to present day, Ackroyd?s narrative sweeps through the centuries with an effortless immediacy, bringing the city to life. In this selection, the... more...

  • Albionby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to the... more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.99

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  • The Book of the Prophet Isaiahby Peter Ackroyd

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    This is the text of the book of Isaiah, the first and foremost of the 17 'prophetic' books of the Old Testament. Contrasting with images of wrath and destruction are visions of an age of peace and harmony. The biblical text is introduced by Peter Ackroyd. more...

  • The Casebook of Victor Frankensteinby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable Book and Providence Journal Best Book of the Year From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries.   Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley... more...

  • Charlie Chaplinby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the... more...

  • Chaucerby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet?s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken... more...

  • Civil Warby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.06

    In Civil War , Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart dynasty brought together the two nations... more...

  • The Clerkenwell Talesby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95

    From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London?s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer?s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city?s 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, 1399. Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of... more...

  • El diario de Víctor Frankensteinby Peter Ackroyd

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 13.87

    Victor Frankenstein comienza sus experimentos en el terreno de la anatomía en un granero de una aldea apartada, Headington, no lejos de Oxford. El forense de la localidad le surte de los cadáveres que necesita, aunque muchas veces hayan fallecido de forma violenta y se encuentren incompletos o en estado de descomposición. Decide, pues, llevarse sus... more...