Peter Ackroyd eBooks
Peter Ackroyd began life in 1949, in East Action, West London. All of his life he has loved London. He is cited as saying that that he loves the power, majesty, darkness, and shadows of the Capital of England.
Ackroyd started out being something of a poet and an essayist about English authors and the times in which they lived. He never really thought about being a novelist, and has said that doesn’t think he ever read a fiction novel until he was well into his twenties.
Ackroyd’s first book to be published was The Great Fire of London in 1982. He then went on to publish The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde a year later. In 1985 Ackroyd wrote the book Hawksmoor which received great attention. This book won the Whitbread Novel Award, and the Guardian Fiction Prize.
Ackroyd is best known for his work London, The Biography. This book reveals an extensive discussion of London through the ages, leading up to present day. When asked what he does outside of writing he responded with stating that aside from writing, all he does is drink.