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Duncan launches Bowie Book Club via Twitter

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on December 28, 2017

 

“Screaming above Central London”

 

Back in October 2013 we exclusively posted the complete list of “DAVID BOWIE'S TOP 100 BOOKS”.

 

In case you’ve not already seen it on Twitter, Duncan Jones has now kicked off what we’re calling the Bowie Book Club. Here’s what he said about the idea and his first selection.

 

 

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Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27

My dad was a beast of a reader. One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing...

#Read-ItBig’nsTheBrain

 

Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27

Alright gang! Anyone who wants to join along, we are reading Peter Ackroyd’s “Hawksmoor,” as an amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff. You have until Feb 1.

 

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Hawksmoor is in DAVID BOWIE'S TOP 100 BOOKS list, indeed it’s one of the books we illustrated in our montage back in 2013. It’s also a work we’ve loved for a long time here at DBHQ, since David first recommended it many years ago. We’ll leave you with the synopsis for this gripping and terrible tale of two Londons separated by two and a half centuries.

 

 

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'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe'

 

So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . .

 

'Chillingly brilliant . . . sinister and stunningly well executed'  - Independent on Sunday

 

Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. A novelist, biographer and historian, he has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He lives in London.

 

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#BowieBookClub  #ReadingIsBrainFood

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    28 December 2017
    Duncan launches Bowie Book Club via Twitter

     

    “Screaming above Central London”

     

    Back in October 2013 we exclusively posted the complete list of “DAVID BOWIE'S TOP 100 BOOKS”.

     

    In case you’ve not already seen it on Twitter, Duncan Jones has now kicked off what we’re calling the Bowie Book Club. Here’s what he said about the idea and his first selection.

     

     

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    Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27

    My dad was a beast of a reader. One of his true loves was Peter Ackroyd’s sojourns into the history of Britain & its cities. I’ve been feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute to dad. Time allowing...

    #Read-ItBig’nsTheBrain

     

    Duncan Jones @ManMadeMoon Dec 27

    Alright gang! Anyone who wants to join along, we are reading Peter Ackroyd’s “Hawksmoor,” as an amuse cerveau before we get into the heavy stuff. You have until Feb 1.

     

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    Hawksmoor is in DAVID BOWIE'S TOP 100 BOOKS list, indeed it’s one of the books we illustrated in our montage back in 2013. It’s also a work we’ve loved for a long time here at DBHQ, since David first recommended it many years ago. We’ll leave you with the synopsis for this gripping and terrible tale of two Londons separated by two and a half centuries.

     

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe'

     

    So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . .

     

    'Chillingly brilliant . . . sinister and stunningly well executed'  - Independent on Sunday

     

    Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. A novelist, biographer and historian, he has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He lives in London.

     

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    #BowieBookClub  #ReadingIsBrainFood