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- Description'There is Light without Darknesse and 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 sense to the modern mind ...'Chillingly brilliant ...sinister and stunningly well executed' Independent on Sunday Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. A velist, biographer and historian, he has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He lives in London.
- Author BiographyNovelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. From a working-class family in west London, he got a scholarship to Cambridge and went on to Yale. He was literary editor of the Spectator and then chief book reviewer for the Sunday Times for many years. He has written over a dozen novels as well as acclaimed biographies of Eliot and Dickens, and a history of London.
- PrizesWinner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1985.
- Author(s)Peter Ackroyd
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication28/03/1993
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight202 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
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