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Product Description: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop...read more

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9780385537414 | Nan a Talese, October 25, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense.

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Product Description: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection.     Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely nearsighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange...read more

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9780385537391 | Nan a Talese, October 6, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection.

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Product Description: Short and oddly built, extremely near-sighted, and dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was nonetheless a charmer, befriended by the great, loved by children, irresistibly attractive to women, and avidly read by generations of readers...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Gildart Jackson (narrator)

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9781504636766 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 6, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Short and oddly built, extremely near-sighted, and dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange.

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Product Description: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White," two early masterpieces of mystery and detectionShort and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Gildart Jackson (narrator)

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9781504636742 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 6, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White," two early masterpieces of mystery and detectionShort and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange.

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.The Stuart monarchy brought together the two nations of England and Scotland into one realm, albeit a realm still marked by political divisions that echo to this day. More importantly, perhaps, the Stuart era was marked by the cruel depredations of civil war, and the killing of a king. Shrewd and opinionated, James I was eloquent on matters as diverse as theology, witchcraft, and the abuses of tobacco, but his attitude to the English parliament sowed the seeds of the division that would split the country during the reign of his hapless heir, Charles I. Ackroyd offers a brilliant, warts-and-all portrayal of Charles's nemesis, Oliver Cromwell, Parliament's great military leader and England's only dictator, who began his career as a political liberator but ended it as much of a despot as "that man of blood," the king he executed.England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. In addition to its account of England's royalty, Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.

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9781250003638 | Thomas Dunne Books, October 21, 2014, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people.

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9781250070241 | Griffin, September 8, 2015, cover price $18.99

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9781483034034 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 2, 2014), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's History of England covers the Stuart dynasty, which brought together England and Scotland during a period marked by civil war and the killing of a king.
9781483034027 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 2, 2014), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's History of England covers the Stuart dynasty, which brought together England and Scotland during a period marked by civil war and the killing of a king.

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Product Description: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Peter Ackroyd. The Canterbury Tales – A Retelling The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral...read more

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9780670021222 | Viking Pr, October 29, 2009, cover price $35.00

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9781515235576 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 27, 2015, cover price $12.99 | also contains The Canterbury Tales | About this edition: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Peter Ackroyd.

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9781481512510 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 15, 2015), cover price $44.95

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Product Description: From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Clive Chafer (narrator)

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9781481512503, titled "Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth 1: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 15, 2015), cover price $123.00 | About this edition: From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.

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Product Description: In this massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country.Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England's history, now tells the epic story of England itself...read more

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9781483047799 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 12, 2015), cover price $123.00 | About this edition: In this massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country.

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Product Description: Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of the Scottish king James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson James II...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Clive Chafer (narrator)

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9781483034010 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 2, 2014), cover price $123.00 | About this edition: Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people.

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Product Description: [Read by Ralph Lister] A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Ralph Lister (narrator)

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9781483024745 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 28, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Ralph Lister] A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

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Product Description: A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Ralph Lister (narrator)

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9781483024738 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 28, 2014), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

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Product Description: A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film...read more

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9780385537377 | Nan a Talese, October 28, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

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9781483024752 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 28, 2014), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [Read by Ralph Lister] A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends, perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

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Product Description: [Read by Clive Chafer] Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his ''History of England'' series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I...read more

Hardcover:

9781250003621 | Thomas Dunne Books, October 8, 2013, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

Paperback:

9781250054609 | Griffin, September 16, 2014, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book.

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9781481512527 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 15, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his ''History of England'' series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

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Product Description: The very first icon of the silver screen, and one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? The director holding the camera as well as acting in front of it?From humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to an honorary Academy Award, Peter Ackroyd's glittering new biography illuminates Chaplin's life in an entirely different way...read more

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9780701169947 | Gardners Books, April 3, 2014, cover price $23.30 | About this edition: The very first icon of the silver screen, and one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film.

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Product Description: Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing, and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd set in the London of the 1960s. Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town...read more

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9780385538619 | Nan a Talese, March 4, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing, and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd set in the London of the 1960s.

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Product Description: Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town. Marked from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his own way in the world - a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, backbiters, and petty thieves...read more
By Peter Ackroyd and Steven Crossley (narrator)

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9781629233154 | Unabridged edition (Ingram Pub Services, March 4, 2014), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town.
9781629233192 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, March 4, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town.

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Product Description: [Read by Clive Chafer] In this massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country. Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England's history, now tells the epic story of England itself...read more

Hardcover:

9781250003614 | Reprint edition (Thomas Dunne Books, October 16, 2012), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England's history, now tells the epic story of England itself.
9780256221565, titled "Quantitative Skill Interactive Pre MBA 2000" | Bk&cd-rom edition (McGraw-Hill College, July 1, 1999), cover price $85.20 | also contains Quantitative Skill Interactive Pre MBA 2000 | About this edition: Part of a CD-ROM series designed for people entering an MBA course.
9780307495228, titled "The Treasury of Dogs" | Golden Pr, April 1, 1964, cover price $6.66 | also contains The Treasury of Dogs | About this edition: The Treasury of Dogs

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9781250037558 | Reprint edition (Griffin, September 10, 2013), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: "An extraordinary book .

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9781483047805, titled "Foundation: The History of England from It's Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors" | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 12, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] In this massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country.
9781483047812 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 1, 2015), cover price $44.95

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Product Description: In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface.  There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St...read more

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9780385531504 | Reprint edition (Nan a Talese, November 1, 2011), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imagina­tive, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations.

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9780307473783 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, November 13, 2012), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface.

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Product Description: [Read by Clive Chafer] Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his ''History of England'' series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I...read more

Hardcover:

9780230706408 | Pan Macmillan, September 13, 2012, cover price $33.15 | About this edition: [Read by Clive Chafer] Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his ''History of England'' series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

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Product Description: The magic of the old Covent Garden Market is evoked through Peter Ackroyd's introduction and Clive Boursnell's marvellous photographs, taken over the course of numerous and extended visits to Covent Garden in the 1960s and 1970s. The book includes a preface by Clive Boursnell and the words of some of the market people whom the photographer interviewed at the time...read more
By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by)

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9780711233317 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, June 26, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The magic of the old Covent Garden Market is evoked through Peter Ackroyd's introduction and Clive Boursnell's marvellous photographs, taken over the course of numerous and extended visits to Covent Garden in the 1960s and 1970s.

By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by)

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9780099533443 | Random House Uk Ltd, December 24, 2014, cover price $10.95

By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by)

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9780099533474 | Random House Uk Ltd, December 24, 2014, cover price $10.95

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Product Description: The last of Dickens's picaresque novels features searing satire of America Long convinced that his family are only after his money, the wealthy but elderly Martin Chuzzlewit takes in an orphaned girl, Mary Graham, to be his nursemaid, promising that she will be well provided for as long as Martin is alive...read more
By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by)

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9780099533450 | Reprint edition (Random House Uk Ltd, December 24, 2014), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The last of Dickens's picaresque novels features searing satire of America Long convinced that his family are only after his money, the wealthy but elderly Martin Chuzzlewit takes in an orphaned girl, Mary Graham, to be his nursemaid, promising that she will be well provided for as long as Martin is alive.

By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by)

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9780099533436 | Random House Uk Ltd, December 24, 2014, cover price $9.95

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