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Peter Ackroyd
Birth date: 1949-10-05
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 weeks 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 months 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 ...
Wesley Britton's blog
Wesley Britton's blog rated it 2 years ago
After decades of numerous in-depth biographies, studies, analyses and memoirs of those who knew and worked with director Alfred Hitchcock, one question must spring to mind when considering any new bio of the esteemed director: what can any new book provide that hasn’t been covered before? A few ans...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it 2 years ago
Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how di...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
People live their lives at such a faster pace these days, and all multi-threading, that it takes a real effort to consciously slow down and listen and watch to something. It's part of the joy, I suppose, at least for me. I think this problem of attention (or lack thereof) has as much to do with cult...
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