Book List in Order: 21 titles

  • Two apparently harmless women reside in cottages one building apart in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne. Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, cousins, have put their pasts behind them and settled into conventional country life. But when a myste...


  • Two apparently harmless women reside in cottages one building apart in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne. Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, cousins, have put their pasts behind them and settled into conventional country life. But when a myste...


  • ‘Mesmerising, macabre and totally brilliant’ Daily Mail Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history...


  • Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing, and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd set in the London of the 1960s. Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Tow...


  • A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a pros...


  • From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-year...


  • Fakes, forgeries and plagiarism abound in Ackroyd’s brilliant historical novel, set in the 19th century during the excavation of the Bronze Age site of Troy.“I cannot wait to bring you to the plain of Troy. To show you the place where Hector and ...


  • Charles and Mary Lamb, who will in time achieve lasting fame as the authors of Tales from Shakespeare for children, are still living at home, caring for their dotty and maddening parents. Reading Shakespeare is the siblings' favorite reprieve, and th...


  • From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London’s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city’s 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, 1399. S...






  • From the imagination of one of the most brilliant writers of our time and bestselling author of The Life of Thomas More, a novel that playfully imagines how the "modern" era might appear to a thinker seventeen centuries hence.At the turn of the 38th ...


  • A novel in which the writer John Milton is shipwrecked on the coast of America after fleeing England, and encounters native Indians and hostile settler communities in his quest to establish his own Puritan settlement. From the author of HAWKSMOOR, CH...


  • A literary star returns with an addictive tale of  murder in Victorian London. Peter Ackroyd is  "our most exciting and original writer... one of  the few English writers of his generation who will  be read in a hundred years' time." --  Th...


  • By the author of "English Music" and "Hawksmoor", this is a novel about sorcery and the possibilities of human redemption. It is concerned with the prospect of an eternal city. It is about the secrets of love and power, in a world where there can be ...


  • A boy escapes from the harsh realities of post-World War I London into the evocative world of his imagination, where a discovery of his heritage offers him the key to understanding his own past. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour....




  • The mystery of Chatterton is investigated by two Londoners, a young poet and an elderly female novelist, who find more riddles than answers from their search. At once hilarious, this entertaining comedy is a thoughtful exploration of the deepest issu...


  • Integrating portraits of an eighteenth-century architect and a modern London police inspector, this novel focuses on two men, both undergoing a process of disintegration and both involved in a series of similar murders...








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    This is an immortal story of chivalry, treachery and death brought to new life for our times. The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally d...