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Turner by Peter Ackroyd
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Nov 04, 07

bookshelves: biography, 2007
Recommended for: art lovers, Peter Ackroyd fans.
Read in November, 2007

Peter Ackroyd is one author I would like to become more knowledgeable about. I've read a little by him - English Music and about half of London - The Biography - but need to read more of his fiction. I loved the Turner section in English Music and Turner is one of my favourite painters so when I found this book in a bookstore, I had to get it.
Having read it, I must say I'm not disappointed. It's a short account of the life of J.M.W. Turner and Ackroyd brings this man vividly to life in these short pages. Very interesting read - and as all of Ackroyd's litterary work (at least all I've heard of or read), London plays a big part and as well as detailing Turner's life, he paints a picture of London at that time.

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