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The Clerkenwell tales

by Peter Ackroyd

  • 388 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Nan A. Talese, Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Fiction,
    • Prophecies -- Fiction,
    • Catholics -- Fiction,
    • Nuns -- Fiction,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Richard II, 1377-1399 -- Fiction,
    • London (England) -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Ackroyd.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6051.C64 C55 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination213 p. ;
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3301853M
      ISBN 100385511213
      LC Control Number2004041211

      The Clerkenwell Tales (Book): Ackroyd, Peter: Random House, a master historian -- a brilliantly original historical novel set in lateth century London.“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.   The Prioress's Tale. Dame Agnes de Mordaunt was sitting in the window of her chamber, looking out over the garden of the House of Mary at Clerkenwell.

        In his new book, The Clerkenwell Tales, Ackroyd revisits Clerkenwell Green, this time with an absorbing and twisted (in all senses) story of murder, madness, intrigue and . From a master historian -- a brilliantly original historical novel set in lateth century London. “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, exp.

      The Clerkenwell Tales From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London’s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city’s 14th century religious and political intrigues. That said, Ackroyd does have some good tales and descriptions that rescue The Clerkenwell Tales from being something to completely pass on. "The Merchant's Tale" - and what befalls Radulf Strago, his wife and his apprentice (you learn throughout the book) - is a nice mixture of tragedy and humor/5.


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From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London’s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city’s 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of the by: 5.

From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London's history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city's 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of the Church/5.

That said, The Clerkenwell tales book does have some good tales and descriptions that rescue The Clerkenwell Tales from being something to completely pass on. "The Merchant's Tale" - and what befalls Radulf Strago, his wife and his apprentice (you learn throughout the book) - is a nice mixture of tragedy and humor/5(24).

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The Clerkenwell Tales is a messy book. The main threads -- the doings of the predestined ones, the battle for the throne, Clarice -- run through it prominently enough, but in constantly moving perspectives (there are twenty-two different 'tales') almost none of the stories or characters are really given an opportunity to come into their own.

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[Peter Ackroyd] -- This clever and colourful novel begins with 'The Prioress's Tale', and continues the 'The Friar's Tale', 'The Merchant's Tale' and 'The Clerk's Tale'. Thus, story by story, Peter Ackroyd builds his. Get this from a library! The Clerkenwell tales. [Peter Ackroyd] -- Through the works of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, the author begins to narrate events taking place in London in The erudite and entertaining Ackroyd brings s London to life all over again, with many a nod to The Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer set his people on the road, but there’s no actual pilgrimage in Ackroyd (The Plato Papers,etc.), whose characters pretty much stay in Canterbury pilgrims do appear again, by name and vocation, though noting the differences between Chaucer’s.Clerkenwell Tales, Paperback by Ackroyd, Peter, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US In London, with Richard II on the throne of England, Sister Clarice, a member of the convent at Clerkenwell, experiences a series of visions about a dark and dangerous future that reveals a secret plot to overthrow the Church, dethrone Richard, and ignite deadly.