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Peter Ackroyd is of course a Cockney visionary himself. He has written and presented a 3-part TV series for the BBC on London and few of his prize-winning biographies and novels stray far from his London obsessions - Turner was one of the subjects of a lecture that Ackroyd gave at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1993 (also televised) entitled London Luminaries and Cockney Visionaries; and Turner was also central to his Times article on Reflections on British art. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers, Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

If you like Peter Ackroyd you might also like to read books by Iain Pears, Barry Unsworth and Andrew Miller.

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Revolution A History of England Volume IV by Peter Ackroyd
Revolution A History of England Volume IV
Peter Ackroyd
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Three Brothers by Peter Ackroyd
Three Brothers
Peter Ackroyd
No one writes London quite like Peter Ackroyd. This is the London of the swinging sixties, of Carnaby Street, Harold Wilson, Christine Keeler and the Krays, but it’s also the London of post-war dereliction and regeneration, slums and bomb sites...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2014
Civil War A History of England by Peter Ackroyd
Civil War A History of England
Peter Ackroyd
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Tudors A History of England Volume II by Peter Ackroyd
Tudors A History of England Volume II
Peter Ackroyd
The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors. Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. Like for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Tudors A History of England by Peter Ackroyd
Tudors A History of England
Peter Ackroyd
The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors. Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. Like for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Foundation : The History of England by Peter Ackroyd
Foundation : The History of England
Peter Ackroyd
First in a planned series of 6 volumes retelling the drama of English history. This first volume takes us from the time when human activity barely registered on the landscape down to the last days of Henry VII in 1509....
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2012
Foundation : A History of England by Peter Ackroyd
Foundation : A History of England
Peter Ackroyd
First in a planned series of 6 volumes retelling the drama of English history. This first volume takes us from the time when human activity barely registered on the landscape down to the last days of Henry VII in 1509....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2011
London Under by Peter Ackroyd
London Under
Peter Ackroyd
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 April 2011. London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Poe : A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd
Poe : A Life Cut Short
Peter Ackroyd
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 22 January 2009. Peter Ackroyd has written a gripping account of the hugely influential master of macabre. It begins with the mystery surrounding Poe's death and tells the fascintating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/02/2008
The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd
The Lambs of London
Peter Ackroyd
Based quite heavily on fact but equally using large dollops of artistic licence with the lives of Mary and Charles Lamb and the clever schemer William Ireland, this dark tale, set in nineteenth century London is, in my mind, one...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 04/08/2005

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