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Hawksmoor By Peter Ackroyd

Hawksmoor
by Peter Ackroyd

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In the aftermath of the great fire, eighteenth-century London is a city of extremes. Squalor and superstition vie with elegance and reason as brilliant architect, Nicholas Dyer, is commissioned to build seven new churches. They are to stand as beacons of the Enlightenment - but Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each one.
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Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

In the aftermath of the great fire, eighteenth-century London is a city of extremes. Squalor and superstition vie with elegance and reason as brilliant architect, Nicholas Dyer, is commissioned to build seven new churches. They are to stand as beacons of the Enlightenment - but Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each one. Two hundred and fifty years later, in the same vast metropolis, a series of murders occur on the sites of those same churches. Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor investigates, but the gruesome crimes make no sense to the modern mind...Combining thriller, ghost story and metaphysical tract, "Hawksmoor" won the Whitbread Book Award and "Guardian" Fiction Prize in 1985.

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About Peter Ackroyd


Novelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London on 5 October 1949. He won the duplex Whitbread Novel prize and Guardian Fiction Prize for his novel Hawksmoor in 1988.

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GOR001165629
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-03-25
224
0140171134
9780140171136
Winner of Guardian Fiction Prize 1985 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1985
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