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Digimonkey

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My own Ackroyd story - first read last year when @Barry Giddens sent me 'Hawksmoor' - no further praise is needed for this book - @Scotshave - the effortless dovetailing between time periods was compelling for me too. I'm partial to a bit of psycho-geography - I then binge read about half a dozen of his books - for me the best were - 'London Under' or 'Queer City' - and since you mentioned Chaucer - his biography of him. Astonishingly good if you are interested in the 'Canterbury Tales' - I would recommend you read this first before his 'retelling.' Not to every-bodies taste granted - but one of the best books I read last year - yours all - I.
 

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My own Ackroyd story - first read last year when @Barry Giddens sent me 'Hawksmoor' - no further praise is needed for this book - @Scotshave - the effortless dovetailing between time periods was compelling for me too. I'm partial to a bit of psycho-geography - I then binge read about half a dozen of his books - for me the best were - 'London Under' or 'Queer City' - and since you mentioned Chaucer - his biography of him. Astonishingly good if you are interested in the 'Canterbury Tales' - I would recommend you read this first before his 'retelling.' Not to every-bodies taste granted - but one of the best books I read last year - yours all - I.
No Will Self yet Iain? He’s partial to a bit of psycho-geography. ‘The Book of Dave’ is one of the great London novels.
 
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My own Ackroyd story - first read last year when @Barry Giddens sent me 'Hawksmoor' - no further praise is needed for this book - @Scotshave - the effortless dovetailing between time periods was compelling for me too. I'm partial to a bit of psycho-geography - I then binge read about half a dozen of his books - for me the best were - 'London Under' or 'Queer City' - and since you mentioned Chaucer - his biography of him. Astonishingly good if you are interested in the 'Canterbury Tales' - I would recommend you read this first before his 'retelling.' Not to every-bodies taste granted - but one of the best books I read last year - yours all - I.
Tremendous Iain; many thanks. I think I’ll be in safe hands with you and Barry’s recommendations.
 
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I’m sure we will be able to rely on you for some interesting suggestions too Stephen.
Thanks Barry...I just ordered Chaucer by Ackroyd on the recommendation by @Digimonkey and a pairing of Lud Heat and Suicide Bridge by Sinclair.

Edit: London Under, too. I would say that this is tantamount to Book Acquisition Disorder; but I had this long before I knew what shaving really was :D
 
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