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When the eminent novelist and biographer Peter Ackroyd finished writing <i>London: The Biography</i>, he almost immediately had a heart attack, such was the effort of his 800-page work abou...

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“The streets of London”

published 13/07/2012

A vast amount of good information

Occasionally pretentious, humourless

Peter Ackroyd obviously likes London a lot. As far as I know all of his novels are set there, and he's written acclaimed biographies of people like Blake and Dickens who are inextricably linked to the city in the popular imagination. He became famous after writing 'Hawksmoor', a novel about the...

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If anyone is fit to right a biography of London then it is without a doubt Peter Ackroyd. As a native Londoner his passion and fascination with the capital is clear throughout this 79 chapter compendium of London past and present. One of the key things that makes this unique from any other guide...

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