Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is the author of London: The Biography, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination, Shakespeare: The Biography, and Thames: The Biography. He has written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Sir Thomas More, and Charlie Chaplin, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature’s William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Award for Literature. His most recent book was a brief biography of Wilkie Collins.

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Author: Peter Ackroyd | Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Release Date: October 25, 2016
A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. 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. A...
Author: Peter Ackroyd | Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: October 21, 2014
In this second volume in the Ackroyd’s Brief Lives series, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brings us a man of humble beginnings, crude manners, and prodigious talents, the nineteenth-century painter J. M. W. Turner.Joseph Mallord William Turne...
Author: Peter Ackroyd | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: October 06, 2009
When two nineteenth-century Oxford students—Victor Frankenstein, a serious researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley—form an unlikely friendship, the result is a tour de force that could only come from one of the world's most accom...
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Author: Peter Ackroyd | Narrator: Simon Vance
Release Date: November 01, 2005
This is the big one from Peter Ackroyd — and a worthy companion to London: The Biography.Only Peter Ackroyd can combine readable narrative and unique observation with a sharp eye for the fascinating fact. His method is to position Shakespeare ...
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