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Charlie Chaplin : a brief life —Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.
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He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? Peter Ackroyd's biography turns...

Alfred Hitchcock —Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.

In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals Hitchcock to be: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars ...

The Limehouse Golem

During 19th century London, the city is shaken after a series of murders in the Limehouse district. The press claims that the monstrous crimes could only be committed by The Golem ' a legendary creature from dark times. ...

Revolution : the history of England : from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo —Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.

"In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and E...

The picture of Dorian Gray —Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
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Dorian is a good-natured young man until he falls in with the immoral Lord Henry and discovers the power of his exceptional beauty. He sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, but he appears untouc...

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

This remarkable one-man play brilliantly interweaves Dickens' turbulent life story with some of his most memorable fictional characters - brought to life by Simon Callow's breathtaking performance at the Albery Theatre, ...

Handel's Water music recreating a royal spectacular

Documents the story behind the premiere of Handel's "Water Music" on the Thames in 1717, with the English Concert performing favorite movements from the work in period costumes on the river.

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