England Expects Another Sterling Biography

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: Peter Ackroyd

His rich biographical output (Dickens, London) might suggest a writer obsessed with quintessential Englishness, but Peter Ackroyd is more intent on being a brilliant writer who appeals to everyone. And he’s doing a grand job. The second part of his History of England sextet arrives late-summer, following up Foundation with Reformation. The later tomes will deal with rebellion, revolution, dominion and innovation.

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