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Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

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Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesDan Leno & the Limehouse Golem
StatementPeter Ackroyd.
The Physical Object
Pagination281 p. ;
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24197742M
ISBN 100749396598
ISBN 109780749396596
OCLC/WorldCa229410164


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The Limehouse Golem is based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd. What was the process like adapting the story in cinematic form. Literary form and film form are quite different, so I think in the case of a literary adaptation, each book has to be approached differently.

Home» England» Peter Ackroyd» Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (US: The Trial of Elizabeth Cree). Peter Ackroyd: Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (US: The Trial of Elizabeth Cree) I suppose they changed the name in the US to avoid confusion with the talk-show host, Jay is another of Ackroyd’s histori-biographical novels.

Peter Ackroyd. Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England.About the Book.

Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as ‘the funniest man on earth’. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London’s history when, in a short period during the autumn ofa series of murders was attributed to the mysterious ‘Limehouse Golem’?NOW AN UNMISSABLE FILM STARRING BILL NIGHY, DOUGLAS BOOTH AND OLIVIA COOKE.

'Mesmerising, macabre and totally brilliant' Daily Mail Before the Ripper, fear had another name. London, A series of gruesome murders attributed to the mysterious 'Limehouse Golem' strikes fear into the heart of the capital.

Inspector John Kildare must track down this brutal serial killer in the damp, dark.