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The Lambs of London (Signed First Edition)

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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 nineteenth-century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

There is slight foxing to page edges. Otherwise, the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition, Signed
Author(s):
Ackroyd, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701177446
ISBN-13:
9780701177447
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Lambs of London (Signed First Edition)

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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 nineteenth-century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

There is slight foxing to page edges. Otherwise, the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition, Signed
Author(s):
Ackroyd, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First, 2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0701177446
ISBN-13:
9780701177447
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Lambs of London (Signed First Edition)

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