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The Lambs of London

(2004)
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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 19th-century drama which keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lambs of London: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-51461-1 / 978-0-385-51461-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lambs of London
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7531-7319-0 / 978-0-7531-7319-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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August 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lambs Of London
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-7744-6 / 978-0-7011-7744-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lambs of London
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4000-7958-6 / 978-1-4000-7958-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lambs Of London
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-947209-0 / 978-0-09-947209-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lambs of London (Sound Library)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7927-4009-2 / 978-0-7927-4009-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Lambs of London
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   



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