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  • Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London

  • Peter Ackroyd was born to write the biography of London...a brilliant book

    Sunday Telegraph
  • It would be no exaggeration to say that Peter Ackroyd's 'biography' of our captial is the book about London

    A N Wilson, Daily Mail
  • You will not find a better, more visionary book about a place we take for granted

  • [London] may be several years old but it remains one of the leading narratives as he cleverly weaves through centuries of history to reveal to us the hundreds of different cities within a city.

    Fiona Hamilton, The Times

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