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Shakespeare - The Biography: Vol III: A Muse of Fire
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Peter Ackroyd's method is to position Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, he not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background.
||15 September 2005 by Cornerstone
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Peter Ackroyd's insightful new four-part biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world, conjuring up the texture of his life and imparting an amazingly vivid feel to place, period and background. Walk through sixteenth century London and Stratford as Ackroyd uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life, and the theatrical world in which he lived.
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||'It really is a stupendous achievement -Peter Ackroyd back at the height of his powers -a tour de force -I thought this was absolutely tremendous' -- Phil Baker The Sunday Times, and first reader of the draft typescript
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.