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by Peter Ackroyd


You can't expect Ackroyd to produce books like "Chatterton" and "First Light" on a daily basis, but he can certainly write better books than "the Great Fire of London", which in fact he. .Book is not about historic, great fire of London. 2 people found this helpful.

You can't expect Ackroyd to produce books like "Chatterton" and "First Light" on a daily basis, but he can certainly write better books than "the Great Fire of London", which in fact he did. This novel is for hardcore fans only, definitely not for Ackroyd newbies.

In 1982 he published The Great Fire of London, his first novel, which is a reworking of Charles Dickens' novel Little . Peter Ackroyd at the Internet Book Database of Fiction. Peter Ackroyd at British Council: Literature

In 1982 he published The Great Fire of London, his first novel, which is a reworking of Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit. The novel set the stage for the long sequence of novels Ackroyd has produced since, all of which deal in some way with the complex interaction of time and space and what Ackroyd calls "the spirit of place". However, this transition to being a novelist was unexpected. Peter Ackroyd at British Council: Literature. Works by Peter Ackroyd at Open Library.

Not too bad, but also not really all that good, or so I thought. Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English novelist and biographer with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. Peter Ackroyd's mother worked in the personnel department of an engineering firm, his father having left the family home when Ackroyd was a baby. He was reading newspapers by the age of 5 and, at 9, wrote a play about Guy Fawkes. Reputedly, he first realized he was gay at the age Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English novelist and biographer with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.

Also By Peter Ackroyd. THIS IS NOT a biography but a work of fiction. She read so that she might keep up these conversations with Charles which had become the great solace of her life. They talked on those evenings when he returned, sober, from the East India House. They confided in each other, seeing the same soul shining in each other’s face.

The Great Fire of London by Peter Ackroyd (Paperback, 1988). Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Ackroyd's first novel, The Great Fire of London (1982), is a reworking of Dickens' Little Dorrit. The book set a formal pattern for many of his later novels, including Hawksmoor (1985) and The House of Doctor Dee (1993), by interpolating historical segments with present-day narratives. Hawksmoor, winner of both the Whitbread Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, was inspired in part by Iain Sinclair's poem 'Lud Heat', written in 1975, which inferred a mystical power from the positioning of the six churches which the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor built in the East.

The Great Fire of London (novel). The Great Fire of London is a novel by the English author Peter Ackroyd. Published in 1982, it is Ackroyd's first novel. It established themes which Ackroyd returns to again and again in his fiction: London, English literature and the intertwining (and blurring) of literary, historical and contemporary events.

Title: Great Fire Of London (Abacus Books) Author(s): Peter Ackroyd ISBN: 0-349-10060-8, 978-0-349-1006 (UK . January 1989 : USA Paperback.

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The making of a movie about Dickens' "Little Dorrit" is the story around which the events of this short book revolve. The cast of characters even seem to have come from Dickens. Ackroyd is a biographer of and authority on Dickens, so it's no surprise that he should write a novel in his style - albeit many of hundreds of pages lighter.

All of the events figure, at least indirectly, in the filming of the movie. We have a director who is trying to get it made with government help; a disaffected professor turned writer with stars in his eyes; a lady who has some metaphysical involvement with the history of the area; her boyfriend who becomes involved with the writer and some others who affect those folks and the movie itself.

Witty at times and sad at others, this is smoothly written and easy to follow. If you enjoy Ackroyd's newer writings, you'll like this early example of his fiction.
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Book is not about historic, great fire of London.
The Great Fire of London (Abacus Books) ebook
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Peter Ackroyd
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