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Description - The Lambs Of London by Peter Ackroyd

Mary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of 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 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. And William Ireland with his green eyes and his red hair, is no ordinary young man... The Lambs of London 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099472094
ISBN-10: 0099472090
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd lives in London, and has won many prizes for his fiction including including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. He is the master of historical fiction (see list opposite marked with asterisk) and the author of biographies of Dickens, Blake and Thomas More and of the bestselling London- The Biography and Illustrated London as well as Albion- the Origins of the English Imagination. He has written and presented TV series on Dickens (2002) and London and was awarded a CBE for services of literature in the 2003 Honours List.

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