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This is an auction for THE CLERKENWELL TALES by Peter Ackroyd.

"A truly extraordinary feat of historical imagination."
- Sunday Telegraph

"The Clerkenwell Tales is a truly extraordinary feat of historical imagination: a novel straining at the seams with a sort of macabre relish, in which disgust and enthusiasm jostle."
- Sunday Telegraph

"A tour-de-force, full of rich imaginings and strange happenings."
- The Scotsman

"A brilliantly imagined thriller."
- The Guardian

"Roars and leaps through the London streets with thrilling energy...the result is tremendous. Ackroyd is a wonderful guide and torchbearer, bringing light to the darkest corners of humanity."
- The Independent

Amazon.com review:

“The scene is London, in the last year of the 14th century. Richard II is on the throne, and strange signs and portents are troubling the latter part of his reign. By the side of the River Fleet in Clerkenwell the people are restless, disenchanted with the church and their King. The streets of London are rife with rumour, heresy, espionage and murder and at the centre of the confusion is the nun, Sister Clarice, who has been vouchsafed visions of the future. Is she a genuine prophet, or the tool of earthly powers? This is a story of adventure and suspense set in the late medieval world. As in many of Peter Ackroyd's novels the distant past is no longer a foreign country but something alarmingly close and authentic.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2004.

213 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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