The Lambs of London (Sound Library) ebook
by Alex Jennings,Peter Ackroyd
Also By Peter Ackroyd. THIS IS NOT a biography but a work of fiction. I LOATHE THE STENCH of horses.
Also By Peter Ackroyd. I have invented characters and changed the life of the Lamb family for the sake of the larger narrative. chapter one. Mary Lamb walked over to the window, and touched very lightly the faded lace fringe of her dress. It was a dress of the former period that she wore unembarrassed, as if it were of no consequence how she chose to cover herself. The city is a great jakes.
Peter Ackroyd's latest novel, The Lambs of London, embroils Charles and Mary Lamb in a pungent tale of Shakespearean plagiarism. Curious, melancholy Charles Lamb has always appealed to Peter Ackroyd. The Georgian essayist, tender and puckish, with a weakness for oddity and alcohol, is one of the great chroniclers of London. The pair are at the centre of Ackroyd's new novel, which returns to the literary plagiarism territory of Chatterton.
By (author) Peter Ackroyd, Read by Alex Jennings. Mary Lamb is confined by domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile. The great solace of her life is her brother Charles, an aspiring writer. It is no surprise when Mary falls for the local bookseller's son, antiquarian William Ireland, from whom Charles has purchased a book. But this is no ordinary book-it once belonged to William Shakespeare himself, or so everyone believes.
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The Lambs of London book. Mary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her. In The Lambs of London, Peter Ackroyd brilliantly creates an urban world of scholars and entrepreneurs, a world in which a clever son will stop at nothing to impress his showman father, and no one knows quite what to believe. Ingenious and vividly alive, The Lambs of London is a poignant, gripping novel of betrayal and deceit.
Mary Lamb walked over to the window, and touched very lightly the faded lace fringe of her dress. The city is a great jakes
Mary Lamb walked over to the window, and touched very lightly the faded lace fringe of her dress. There was no one in the drawing-room with her, so she put her face upwards, towards the sun. Her skin was marked by the scars of smallpox, suffered by her six years before; so she held her face to the light, and imagined it to be the pitted moon. I have found it, dear. It was hiding in All’s Well.
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American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. For bored siblings Charles and Mary Lamb, the works of Shakespeare furnish a respite from the boredom and domesticity of their lives, until William Ireland, an antiquarian bookseller, claims to possess a long-lost Shakespearean play.
Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982). He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels.
ISBN 10: 140567217X ISBN 13: 9781405672177. Publisher: BBC Audio Books, 2005. Preloaded portable book. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you! Create a Want. Customers who bought this item also bought.
Acclaim for Peter Ackroyd’s Shakespeare Ackroyd-novelist, poet, critic . His most recent books include The Lambs of London and . W. Turner, the second biography in the Ackroyd Brief Lives series.
Acclaim for Peter Ackroyd’s Shakespeare Ackroyd-novelist, poet, critic, biographer, historian, omnivore-has been building toward this biography for decades. Ackroyd-novelist, poet, critic, biographer, historian, omnivore-has been building toward this biography for decades. He knows the 16th century, and he knows the artistic soul.