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 Peter Ackroyd - “rather like a car coming towards you. I knew I had to do it sometime. And it seemed like a natural progression from the other people I'd done.”
 Peter Ackroyd - “A triptych in which the presiding deities are Mother, England and Me.”
 Peter Ackroyd - “This book wrote itself, somehow,”
 Peter Ackroyd - “Shakespeare The Biography,”
 Peter Ackroyd - “Well, we'll tackle that a bit later. Back to biography The only way of writing any kind of study, say the Thomas More one, is to so fully enter his sensibility that you become a part of it, and he becomes a part of you, ... In that process you begin to see the heart of his design. It would be foolish and unproductive to see it as a totally alien system of belief. Far better to enter it in a spirit of communion.”
 Peter Ackroyd - “Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events, they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after. But they can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a clue.”