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Peter Ackroyd

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Monday, January 24 2011

Peter Ackroyd's 32nd Book, 'Venice', Brims with Insight and Anecdote

Los Angeles, Venice is one of those great cities that does not exist because it is situated alongside a great natural harbor or sits astride important trade routes; Venice was willed into being and wrested the advantages of all those things from its industry.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

A brooding, melancholy variation on the theme of Mary Shelley's classic novel.


Sunday, February 8 2009

Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd

Poe can be credited with inventing the modern horror story, the modern detective story, and, possibly, the modern sci-fi story.


Sunday, October 2 2005

Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

Seemingly no kernel of isolated trivia or controversial factoid is small enough to escape the author's notice.


Tuesday, August 9 2005

Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives by Peter Ackroyd

But we don't remember Chaucer for his contributions to English governance, we remember him as perhaps the single most significant architect of the modern English language.


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