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Peter Ackroyd
Birth date: 1949-10-05
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
Peter Ackroyd's name on a title page is a sure recommendation for me. I've read others in his "brief lives" series, and enjoyed them all. What struck me about this one is that (as opposed to Chaucer or Shakespeare) there is a lot known about his 19th-century subject and (as opposed to Poe, who died ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 years ago
A day late (though hopefully not a dollar short), here's my "second bingo week" summary; and it's a summary of a much better week than the first one turned out to be. (So, yey!) For one thing this is due to the books, all of which were either outright winners or at least enjoyable on some level or...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 years ago
So, on the plus side, despite serious RL interventions progress on my card is well under way, with four squares (including the centre / free / raven square) marked "called and read"; three of these in a row -- plus reading for the remaining two squares of that row also in progress -- and several mor...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Peter Ackroyd has written many books about London and knows his city. In this he keeps himself at arms length except where he's describing the experience of AIDS and then I discovered (and wasn't surprised) that he nursed his own partner through it . This book explores mostly the past but the consta...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley One of my closest friends is a gay man who is twenty plus years older than me. Most days, we take a walk though the local cemetery, The Woodlands (where Eakins and Stockton are buried among others). Early on in our ritual, we noticed a headstone for ...
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