The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd audiobook

The Lambs of London: A Novel

By Peter Ackroyd
Read by Alex Jennings

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
6.21 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781538541623

Mary Lamb is confined by 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 local 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, or so everyone believes. 

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Summary

Summary

Mary Lamb is confined by 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 local 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, or so everyone believes. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ackroyd turns the past into a private phantasmagoria of loving fakes and pungent terrors. His antiquarian art wraps us in a world which ‘seemed to breathe misery’ and makes the past a yearning presence, where even forged words carry a freight of feeling.” Guardian (London)
“Steeping readers in revealing but unobtrusive period detail, Ackroyd once again delivers a psychologically rich evocation of a vanished time.” Publishers Weekly
“Filled with colorful characters, suspense, ambiguity, and wit, this tragicomedy offers a rich appreciation of literature and history.” Bookmarks magazine
“Dissembling is practiced as an art form in this novel, leading the reader on a delicious quest to learn the true story of the Shakespeare manuscripts. Marvelous, sophisticated entertainment.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature’s W. H. Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Show Award for Literature.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English