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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    • Utopia

    • By: Sir Thomas More
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516....

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    • 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 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

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    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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
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    • By Kathy on 02-01-15

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    • Revolution

    • The History of England, Book 4
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency....

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    • By Ky on 04-16-19

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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
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    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....

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    • Shakespeare

    • The Biography
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

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    • 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 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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    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
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    • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-16

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    • 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
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    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    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

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    • Hawksmoor

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 121

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unusual structure and style

    • By Russ on 08-17-17

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    • Queer City

    • Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Will Watt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and informative

    • By Madeira Darling on 07-05-18
    • Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Will Watt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 07-02-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

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