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- DescriptionIn this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend upon the river for their livelihoods. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors.
- Author BiographyPETER ACKROYD is the author of London: The Biography, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination, and Shakespeare: The Biography ; acclaimed biographies of T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More; thirteen novels; and the series Ackroyd s Brief Lives. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature s William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Award for Literature. He lives in London.
- Author(s)Peter Ackroyd
- PublisherAnchor Books
- Date of Publication03/11/2009
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAnchor Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
- Weight689 g
- Width160 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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