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    London - Street Life and the People (Audio cassette) By (author) Peter Ackroyd, Read by Simon Callow

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    DescriptionMuch of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and pa st of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. It has been abridged for audio into five broad areas of interest and is also available as a box set. For Ackroyd London is a living organism, with its own laws of growth and change, thus London is a biography rather than a history. It differs from other histories, too, in the range and diversity of its contents. Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar 'echoic' quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens. London is perhaps the most important study of the city ever written, and confirms Ackroyd's status as what one critic has called 'our age's greatest London imagination.'


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    Title
    London - Street Life and the People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Ackroyd, Read by Simon Callow
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 105 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 122 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856866545
    ISBN 10: 1856866548
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, WQH
    DC21: 942.1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO000000, HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, DNBH, WQH
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Audiobooks
    Publication date
    05 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Ackroyd is the author of biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, Wilkie Collins 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.