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ISBN: 0099422581 / ISBN-13: 9780099422587

London: The Biography

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In an utterly original, endlessly engaging portrait of London, renowned biographer Peter Ackroyd peels back layers of history to reveal a living, ... Show synopsis

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  • London: The Biography (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    2001
    English
    Revised ed.
    848 pages

    ISBN: 0099422581
    ISBN-13: 9780099422587

    Much of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. For him it is a living organism, with its own laws of growth and change, so London is a biography rather than a history. It differs from other histories, too, in the range and diversity of its contents. Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological ... Show more

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