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Peter Ackroyd

Thomas Wright, historian, writer and researcher, was editor for Ackroyd's London: The Biography.

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, novelist, critic and biographer, formerly literary editor of The Spectator and chief non-fiction reviewer for The Times, has won numerous literary awards. His London: The Biography (2000) took the South Bank Show Annual Award for Literature.

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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd

An accessible and entertaining journey through the life, times, and work of the Bard - Enigma. Master of language. The greatest comedian in history? The most famous writer in the world. But isn't he a little bit boring? This is an essential guide for anyone who has previously avoided the Bard, and is the perfect introduction for first time students or seasoned theatre lovers. The book contains a full commentary of all the plays by bestselling and reknowned writer Peter Ackroyd as well as full descriptions of the cast and the drama; not forgetting the best speeches, and the wit and wisdom from across the works. There is also an opportunity to explore the poems and a complete set of sonnets, as well as an investigation of who the dark lady might have been.Contains:The complete sonnets; the greatest speeches; the best lines.Perfect for students struggling through their first play or for theatre lovers anywhere.Entertaining, accessible, Shakespeare without the boring bits.