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Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales.

Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales.

Ackroyd, Peter. The Clerkenwell Tales. First U.S. edition. New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2004. 15 x 21.5cm. (8), 213 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Deckled edges. Excellent condition, like new.

From a master historian — a brilliantly original historical novel set in late-14th century London. The strangest and most interesting king in English history, Richard II, is on the throne. His reign has been troubled by peculiar signs and portents, and as the turn of the century approaches, there is talk of an apocalypse. Ackroyd looks back to Chaucer, the great poet of the period, to tell the story of these mysterious events, creating at once a remarkable tribute to and a deft adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. A riveting mystery of insurgency, The Clerkenwell Tales is a seamless blend of well-researched fact and brilliantly imagined fiction. [From dustjacket notes]

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Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales.
Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales.

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