The English Ghost by Peter Ackroyd

If I see a Peter Ackroyd book, I'll generally pick it up. This historian (I've recently heard that he's a novelist too) has a nice, anecdotal but informative writing style, and researches his books thoroughly. They are often very long, so when this one arrived, I was surprised that it's about the length of a …

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Dickens by Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd is one of those writers who is passionate and knowledgable without ever being dull. Having read his biography of London years ago, I was a fan, and after completing the last few books by Dickens last year that I hadn't already read, I thought it was time to read a biography, and was delighted …

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