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The Fall of Troy - Peter Ackroyd
The Fall of Troy
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385522908 (0385522908)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Fall of Troy: A Novel
Fictionalized story of Heinrich Schliemann, the passionate amateur archaeologist who excavated (plundered?) a putative site for Troy. Ackroyd's Schliemann is larger than life and good fun. But Ackroyd has taken so many liberties with the actual life story of Schliemann, that while it's a fun, quick,...
Sarah's Library
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3.0 The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd
For the first two thirds of the book I found this really quite slow and a bit of a struggle to stick with (the only reason I was able to keep going was the fact that it was only a couple of hundred pages long and I felt that I would be giving up too easily if I couldn't finish a book that short). Th...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd
For the first two thirds of the book I found this really quite slow and a bit of a struggle to stick with (the only reason I was able to keep going was the fact that it was only a couple of hundred pages long and I felt that I would be giving up too easily if I couldn't finish a book that short). Th...
Kalliope Muse speaks to me
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5.0 The Fall of Troy
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It felt like flying, may be because I practically read it in the course of two medium-length flights.As there are many good reviews of this book, I will not extend myself too much.Ackroyd is a master teller. He polishes the fascination that his amateur arch...
Bettie's Books
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3.0
Obermann is based on Schliemann. Quirky, however I wasn't that keen on any of the characters. 3* Hawksmoor4* Shakespeare1* The Lambs of London3* The Fall of Troy4* Chatterton3* The House of Dr Dee5* Dickens2* The Plato Papers4* Wilkie Collins
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