The Lambs of London



The Lambs of London Mary Lamb Is Confined By The Restrictions Of Domesticity Her Father Is Losing His Mind, Her Mother Watchful And Hostile The Great Solace Of Her Life Is Her Brother Charles, An Aspiring Writer It Is No Surprise When Mary Falls For The Bookseller S Son, Antiquarian William Ireland, From Whom Charles Has Purchased A Book But This Is No Ordinary Book It Once Belonged To William Shakespeare Himself And William Ireland With His Green Eyes And Red Hair Is No Ordinary Young Man.In The Lambs Of London, Peter Ackroyd Brilliantly Creates An Urban World Of Scholars And Entrepreneurs, A World In Which A Clever Son Will Stop At Nothing To Impress His Showman Father, And No One Knows Quite What To Believe Ingenious And Vividly Alive, The Lambs Of London Is A Poignant, Gripping Novel Of Betrayal And Deceit From The Trade Paperback Edition.

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  • Hardcover
  • 213 pages
  • The Lambs of London
  • Peter Ackroyd
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 0385514611

10 thoughts on “The Lambs of London

  1. Fabian says:

    Riveting, complex super well written, The Lambs of London is yet another fully submersive foray into a previous age from Ackroyd, whose magnum opus I feel ultimately to be Hawksmoor Here, we deal not with gothic architecture but with the Bard himself, ultimate e...

  2. Lisa says:

    I bought this book before travelling to London, along with two others that fulfilled the criteria I had decided upon it must be a novel by an author I haven t read yet, and it must feature London in the title Strange criteria to pick books, I realise now, and as I try to put into words what I think about this one, I wonder how the other two picks, Martin Amis London Fields and Iain Sinclair s London Orbital, will fare Update I love hated book London Fields 18830 , and London Orbital has n I bought this book before travelling to London, along with two others that fulfilled the criteria I had decided upon it must be a novel by an author I haven t read yet, and it must feature London in the title Strange criteria to pick books, I realise now, and as I try to put into words what I think about this one, I wonder how the other two picks, Martin Amis London Fields and Iain Sinclair s London Orbital, will fare Update I love hated book London Fields 18830 , and London Orbital has not managed to keep me within its orbit forthan a page or two at a time, so it is slow motion reading.I started with The Lambs of London because I love 19th century London, and am obsessed with the milieu of classical literature, so I was convinced I would like the topic I did not know much about the historical background of the Lamb family, so I read the story as pure fiction, and caught up on the facts later I don t know if it had been better the other way round, but as a pie...

  3. Shovelmonkey1 says:

    A short sharp burst of creamy historical fiction goodness from Peter Ackroyd a man who is basically a big walking encyclopaedia of London in days of yore I ve read both Hawksmoor, The Fall of Troy and The House of Dr Dee and although I wasn t that enamoured of Dr Dee, Hawksmoor gets a big thumbs up and 10 10 for effort, research, and all round weirdness against the magnificent backdrop of St Pauls, both past and present The Lambs of London deals with Charles and Mary Lamb if you were expec A short sharp burst of creamy historical fiction goodness from Peter Ackroyd a man who is basically a big walking encyclopaedia of London in days of yore I ve read both Hawksmoor, The Fall of Troy and The House of Dr Dee and although I wasn t that enamoured of Dr Dee, Hawksmoor gets a big thumbs up and 10 10 for effort, research, and all round weirdness against the magnificent backdrop of St Pauls, both past and present The Lambs of London deals with Charles and Mary Lamb if you were expecting a story about anthropomorphic sheep then you need to look elsewhere They are best known for sanitising Shakespeare and producing a nice tidy volume of stories based on the bards best work, thus making it accessible to children Normally they are portrayed as a slightly fluffy brother sister duo who liked reading and wrote a nice book for kiddy winks, however they both had fraught personal lives, and suffered from mental illness Mary went as far as t...

  4. Frank says:

    A rather strange little book for a number of reasons In the first place, the eponymous characters, the brother and sister authors Charles and Mary Lamb 1775 1834 and 1764 1847 respectively were not the main characters of this story That honour belonged to one William Henry Ireland 1775 1835 , famous as a forger of Shakespearean articles, including a complete play, Vortigern and Rowena, which was actually produced The majority of the book tells the tale of Ireland s attempts to foist his ha A rather strange little book for a number of reasons In the first place, the eponymous characters, the brother and sister authors Charles and Mary Lamb 1775 1834 and 1764 1847 respectively were not the main characters of this story That honour belonged to one William Henry Ireland 1775 1835 , famous as a forger of Shakespearean articles, including a complete play, Vortigern and Rowena, which was actually produced The majority of the book tells the tale of Ireland s attempts to foist his handiwork on an unsuspecting public That he was a contemporary of the Lambs there is no doubt whether or not he even had any dealings with them has no basis in fact As it is, many facts are obscured or ignored, most disturbing of all being Mary Lamb s death at the end of the book before her brother, whom she actually outlived by some dozen years Equally preposterous, Mr Ackroyd attributes Mary Lamb s contribu...

  5. Dana Loo says:

    Premetto che il primo libro di Ackroyd che leggo, anche se lo conoscevo gi di fama Romanzo storico letterario, stilisticamente molto fluido, suggestive le descrizioni di Londra da parte del pi grande cantore della citt , profondissimo conoscitore di Shakespeare e nn solo Il titolo un po fuorviante nel senso che, chi si aspetta una storia centrata sopratutto sui fratelli Lamb, su Charles in particolare, rester un po deluso In effetti si narra principalmente di un giovane falsario d Premetto che il primo libro di Ackroyd che leggo, anche se lo conoscevo gi di fama Romanzo storico letterario, stilisticamente molto fluido, suggestive le descrizioni di Londra da parte del pi grande cantore della citt , profondissimo conoscitore di Shakespeare e nn solo Il titolo un po fuorviante nel senso che, chi si aspetta una storia centrata sopratutto sui fratelli Lamb, su Charles in particolare, rester un po deluso In effetti si narra principalme...

  6. Virtuella says:

    It s a nice, easy read, fairly entertaining, falling a little flat at the end Apparently based on painstaking research, though if it had been completely made up, it would have made little difference to me There are two rather jarring sex scenes that have no connection with the story and which I felt where there just for the sake of it Other flashbacks and side tracks, for example about the missing girl Anne, also remain unconnected and, unlike in a novel like Woolf s Mrs Dalloway, they do n It s a nice, easy read, fairly entertaining, falling a little flat at the end Apparently based on painstaking research, though if it had been completely made up, it would have made little difference to me There are two rather jarring sex scenes that have no connection with the story and which I felt where there just for the sake of it Other flashbacks and side tracks, for example about the missing girl Anne, also remain unconnected and, unlike in a novel like Woolf s Mrs Dalloway, t...

  7. Jen Do says:

    I was looking for something to read, so I walked to the A s in fiction, and came across this book I did not realize until the end that it was based on real persons, Charles and Mary Lamb, actually Perhaps if I werefamiliar with the Lambs and Shakespeare s works, I might have enjoyed it Although I read this short read pretty effortlessly, I never became ...

  8. Chris says:

    The Lambs of London, despite the title, is mostly about Ireland his foregery of Shakespeare s plays It is not a boring book, but there is something lacking in it At times the writer feels one step removed from some of the characters, in particular Mary Lamb who disappers for a section of the novel The real focus of the novel is William Ireland and his relationship with his father Ackroyd does an excellent job there showing how the family works The title, however, is extremely misleading Ac The Lambs of London, d...

  9. Darcy says:

    In The Lambs of London, as with The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, Ackroyd delights in creating alternate realities for historically relevant literary people and having those people interact with one another in a way that they never did in real life That being said, Ackroyd so deftly interweaves historical fact with fiction that you have to be sure to read up on the actual accounts of people like Charles and Mary Lamb, lest you end up saying something stupid and factually incorrect when tryin In The Lambs of London, as with The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, Ackroyd delights in creating alternate realities for historically relevant literary people and having those people interact with one another in a way that they never did in real life That being said, Ackroyd so deftly interweaves historical fact with fiction that you have to be sure to read up on the actual accounts of people like ...

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