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The Lambs of London
The Lambs of London
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-2004
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Abstract: At the centre of this intriguing, irresistible novel are the young Lambs: Charles, constrained by the tedium of his work as a clerk at the East India Company, taking refuge in a drink or three too many while spreading his wings as a young writer, and his clever, adoring sister Mary, confined by domesticity, an ailing, dotty father and a maddening mother... Into their lives comes William Ireland, an ambitious 17-year-old antiquarian and bookseller, anxious not only to impress his demanding showman of a father, but to make his mark on the literary world. When Ireland turns up a document in the handwriting of Shakespeare himself, he takes Mary into his confidence - but soon scholars and actors alike are beating a path to the little bookshop in Holborn Passage. Touching and tragic, ingenious, funny and vividly alive, this is Ackroyd at the top of his form in a masterly retelling of a 19th-century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.
Main title:
The Lambs of London / by Peter Ackroyd.
Imprint:
London : Chatto & Windus, 2004.
Collation:
216 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN:
0701177446
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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