Set in mediaeval London, half of the book’s attraction was that the action takes place around where I live, and many of the street names and places remain in place in the 21st century. Peter Ackroyd tells a tale of religious and political intrigue, with each chapter advancing the plot from the perspective of a different character. Cleverly done, making for an easy read. But then I’m biassed by the location, in terms of both in time and place.
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