Описание: The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd`s History of England series.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The Death of King Arthur ISBN: 0140455655 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140455656 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 911 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred`s treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot`s fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. This title presents an account of the knights of the Round Table.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London Under ISBN: 0099287374 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099287377 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 911 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: From the author of the bestselling London: The Biography, a poetic and powerful urban history of life and legend beneath London.
This is a wonderful, atmospheric, historical, imaginative, oozing little study of verything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers and gang hide-outs. The depth below is hot, much warmer than the surface and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness, real and fictional -- rats and eels, monsters and ghosts.
There is a bronze-age trackway under the Isle of Dogs, Wren found Anglo-Saxon graves under St Paul's, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. In Kensal Green cemetery there was a hydraulic device to lower bodies into the catacombs below -- "Welcome to the lower depths". A door in the plinth of statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge leads to a huge tunnel, packed with cables -- gas, water, telephone. When the Metropolitan Line was opened in 1864 the guards asked for permission to grow beards to protect themselves against the sulphurous fumes, and called their engines by the names of tyrants -- Czar, Kaiser, Mogul -- and even Pluto, god of the underworld.
Going under London is to penetrate history, to enter a hidden world. "The vastness of the space, a second earth,"
writes Peter Ackroyd, "elicits sensations of wonder and of terror. It partakes of myth and dream in equal measure."
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London ISBN: 0099570386 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099570387 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1446 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd`s magisterial biography of the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Limehouse golem ISBN: 1784708208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784708207 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 830 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as `the funniest man on earth`. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London`s history when, in a short period during the autumn of 1880, a series of murders was attributed to the mysterious `Limehouse Golem`.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London: a traveller`s reader ISBN: 1472141652 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472141651 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: от 1082 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The rich and glorious past of one of the great cities of the world is brought vividly to life for today`s reader in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of visitors to London and of Londoners themselves.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Hawksmoor ISBN: 014104201X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141042015 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 840 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches.
Описание: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd. `The Canterbury Tales` is a major part of England`s literary heritage. From the exuberant Wife of Bath`s Arthurian legend to the Miller`s worldly, ribald farce, these tales can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London. Incorporating every style of medieval narrative - bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable and courtly romance - the tales encompass a blend of universal human themes. Ackroyd`s retelling is a highly readable, prose version in modern English, using expletive and avoiding euphemism, making the Tales much more accessible to a new generation of readers.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Chaucer ISBN: 009928748X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099287483 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 844 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. Yet he has also been considered to be an invisible poet, self-depreciating and ironic, leaving only the breath of his comedy behind. In truth a great deal is known of him. He was a royal servant, who was indicted for rape.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Lambs of London ISBN: 0099472090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099472094 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Plato`s Papers ISBN: 0099289954 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099289951 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Plato, the orator, summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city. He dwells particulary on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500-2300), which existed before the dimming of the stars and the burning of the machines. But then he is put on trial.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Hawksmoor ISBN: 0241965489 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241965481 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 836 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor - part of the limited edition PENGUIN STREET ART series: timeless writing, enduring design.
'There is no Light without Darknesse
and no Substance without Shaddowe'
So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . .
Описание: A massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country The first in an extraordinary six-volume history, "Foundation "takes the reader from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. Peter Ackroyd guides readers from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows glimpses of England's most distant past-- a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his accomplished skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife and foreign wars. But he also gives a vivid sense of how the people lived in the country's early days: the homes they built, the clothes they wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life through the narrative mastery of one of England's finest writers, calling to mind the absorbing royal portraits of Alison Weir and the revealing everyday details of Bill Bryson.
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