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Description - The Fall Of Troy by Peter Ackroyd

Sophia Chrysanthis is initially dazzled when the celebrated German archaeologist, Herr Obermann, comes in search of a Greek bride who can read the works of Homer and assist in his excavations of the city he believes is Ancient Troy.But Obermann's past turns out to be full of skeletons and when a young American arrives to question the archeologist's methods and dies of a mysterious fever, Sophia wonders just how far he will go to protect his vision of Troy. Soon a second, British archeologist arrives, only to fall in love with Sophia, and as their relationship begins to parallel their Ancient Greek counterparts events move towards a gripping and terrible conclusion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099492757
ISBN-10: 009949275X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is a prize-winning writer of fiction and non fiction. Almost all his novels are historical novels- he has a unique gift for conjuring lives and characters from the past. Hawksmoor won the Guardian fiction prize, and Chatterton (also about forgery) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are the bestselling The Clerkenwell Tales and the highly praised The Lambs of London. He presented 3 TV series for the BBC - Dickens (2002), London (2004), The Romantic Poets (2006) and has written brief lives of Chaucer, Turner and Newton, and major biographies of T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, Thomas More and - most recently - Shakespeare. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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