London: The Concise Biography
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London
"Peter Ackroyd was born to write the biography of London." - "Sunday Telegraph" "Peter Ackroyd is the greatest living chronicler of London." - "Independent"
Peter Ackroyd is the author of biographies of Dickens, Blake and Thomas More and of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River. Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. 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.