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Wilkie Collins - Peter Ackroyd
Wilkie Collins
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4.50 20
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780701169909 (0701169907)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 199
Edition language: English
Series: Ackroyd's Brief Lives (#5)
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Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 A quick look at Wilkie Collins
This very short biography of Victorian author Wilkie Collins is breezy in style and it skims the surface of his colorful life. Readers are given facts about his childhood, oddly shaped body, dislike of marriage, two mistresses, friendship with Charles Dickens, travels abroad, and illnesses, but with...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
My friend saw this on the recently arrived table at his local school library and took it out for me because he knows I'm a Peter Ackroyd fangirl.My friend then totally outed himself and asked "Who is Wilkie Collins?".Sometimes I want to cry.I love Wilkie Collins and I love Peter Ackroyd so it is not...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Read by Michael Pennington.blurb - Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely short-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colourful clothes, 'as if playing a certain part in the great general drama of life' Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was none the les...
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