Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing and mysterious- a new novel from Peter Ackroyd, set in 1960s London
Peter Ackroyd is the author of biographies of Dickens, Blake and Thomas More and of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London- The Biography and Thames- Sacred River. Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.
"A camp clever tour de force... an alternative autobiography, a
ghost story and a murder mystery all in one slim volume.
Brilliant... the quintessence of Ackroyd" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A book full of rich and sudden moments of delight" * The Scotsman *
"Harking back to Dickens... London is a major character in the novel. In Ackroyd's accomplished hands the city becomes a mystical place, where visions abound. Highly recommended." * Daily Mail *
"* Cultural pick of the week *" * Mail on Sunday *
"Ackroyd is that timeless figure, a man of letters, dipped in ink, apparently versatile in a breathtaking variety of genres" * Observer *