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The Clerkenwell Tales

(2003)
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Brilliant historical novel, set in London in the late 14th century. 'I am sister to the day and night. I am sister to the woods.' Sister Clarisse, a nun in the House of St Mary at Clerkenwell, experiences visions. She dreams of the English King. Are her prophesies the babblings of the crazed? Or can she 'see' a future in which Henry Bolingbroke overthrows Richard II? This clever and colourful novel begins with The Nun's Tale, and continues with The Friar's Tale, The Merchant's Tale and The Clerk's Tale.... Thus, story by story, Peter Ackroyd builds his portrait of medieval London. The people are disenchanted by the Church, with its wealth and corruption, its Pope in Rome and its Pope in Avignon. But heresy is dangerous... almost as dangerous as rebellion. This is a novel about spies and counter-spies, radicals and idealists, murderers and arsonists, sects and secret societies...

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-51121-3 / 978-0-385-51121-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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June 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-7135-X / 978-0-7531-7135-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-85619-706-9 / 978-1-85619-706-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4000-7595-5 / 978-1-4000-7595-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-7136-8 / 978-0-7531-7136-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7493-8630-4 / 978-0-7493-8630-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: Novel (2003)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7493-8635-5 / 978-0-7493-8635-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: QPD
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Audio Editions

2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-1966-8 / 978-0-7531-1966-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2005 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Clerkenwell Tales
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Anchor
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