Peter Ackroyd
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Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd, (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. He is noted for the volume of work he has produced, the range of styles therein, his skill at assuming different voices and the depth of his research.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.
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    • Dominion

    • The History of England Series, Book 5
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Dominion, the fifth volume in Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901....

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Utopia

    • By: Sir Thomas More
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 259

    Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More's unobtainable vision of the ideal society

    • By Darwin8u on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Foundation

    • The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    In this massive best seller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Most Annoying Narrator EVER

    • By JudieBee on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Revolution

    • The History of England, Book 4
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shakespeare

    • The Biography
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Thousands of books have been written about the playwright, but none has borne Ackroyd's unique and accessible stamp....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd

    • By Susan on 10-16-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    In Rebellion, Ackroyd gives his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of the Scottish king James VI, to flight and exile of his grandson James II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Background Plus A Good Story

    • By Kathy on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Tudors

    • The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life in audio....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen for Any Anglophile

    • By Leslie on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Keith Moore, Toby Leonard Moore, Colin McPhillamy, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s immortal work, this retelling of The Canterbury Tales follows a party of travelers as they tell stories amongst themselves about love and chivalry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So little has changed!

    • By KD on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hawksmoor

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor was first published in 1985....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unusual structure and style

    • By Russ on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Venice

    • Pure City
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The Venetians' language and way of thinking set them aside from the rest of Italy. They are an island people, linked to the sea and to the tides rather than the land....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Repeats himself A LOT...

    • By Kellie on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $24.49

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